When: March 19, 2019, 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bradley Center, Milwaukee
Watch Live: NBAtv, SPEC, FSWI
The Milwaukee Bucks hosts LeBron James and the Lakers for a matchup on Tuesday night.
The Lakers are coming from a loss against the New York Knicks. It was a tight game, and the Knicks beat the Lakers by 124-123 in the final seconds.
LeBron James scored 33 points supported by Kuzma who added 18 points. Also, McGee contributed 12 points and seven rebounds.
Bucks lost their last home game against the 76ers by 130-125 but have won 4 of their last six games. Antetokounmpo led the team by scoring his career-high 52 points and 16 rebounds. This was also his highest points in a half as he scored 36 points in the second half. He was supported by Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe who scored 19 and 12 points respectively.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are in pretty bad shape as they have lost 8 out of their last nine games and this became even worse when they suffered a road loss on Sunday playing against the Knicks who are having the worst record in the league right now. Although Lebron James is back in the lineup, Lakers are still dealing with a lot of injuries and this along with all the trade rumours going on has taken over the mindset of the team, and they are not able to produce the desired output on the court.
They are up against the top seed of east tonight, and it won’t be an easy task for them to win this road game. They have to play exceptional basketball tonight to pull this one off.
The Bucks, on the other hand, is a top seed in the east with the best record of the season, 52W – 18L. They are led by the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo who just scored his career-high 52 points with 16 rebounds just a night before. He is well supported by his other teammates like Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe.
Bucks have to deal with a couple of injuries in the form of Malcolm Brogdon who is out for the game, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is also questionable due to ankle and is day-to-day.
Predicted Starting Lineups:
Lakers: Lebron James, Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Reggie Bullock
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez, Malcolm Brogdon
The Lakers are already suffering from so many injuries and also they are up against the top seed team Bucks who are going to give them a tough time in this road game.
I think this should not be a tough win for the Bucks.