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Game #7 Preview | Milwaukee Bucks

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Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)

Television: FSOK, NBATV

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

Oklahoma City is coming off a huge 101-69 win against the Bulls in Chicago, which is tied for the largest margin of victory in Thunder history. The win was a welcome one after Oklahoma City struggled dropping three out of their previous four games.

Tonight, the Thunder take on the Bucks in Milwaukee. Giannis “the Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo is one of the league’s most exciting players and an early MVP candidate who is leading a young team to some early success. The Bucks are 4-2, and they should be considered a dark horse to win the Eastern Conference.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Andre Roberson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams

Bucks

  • PG: Malcolm Brogdon
  • SG: Tony Snell
  • SF: Khris Middleton
  • PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • C: Thon Maker

Injuries

Thunder

  • None

Bucks

  • Greg Monroe (left calf soreness) is out.
  • Jabari Parker (left knee surgery) is out.

Head-to-Head

  • In nine seasons in Oklahoma City, the Thunder are 10-7 against the Bucks (5-3 at home, 5-4 away).
  • The Thunder have won four of the last five matchups against the Bucks, but they have lost two of the last three in Milwaukee.
  • The Thunder tallied their largest margin of victory ever (31 points) over the Bucks last season on April 4, 2017 by a score of 110-79.
  • In nine seasons, the Thunder have won the season series with the Bucks three times, lost it once, and tied five times.

Game Notes

  • Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double every other game, and he is leading the league in assists per game with 12.2.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the league in scoring with 34.7 points per game.
  • Oklahoma City’s starters are averaging 82.3 points per game, which is third best in the NBA.
  • The Thunder rank third in defensive rating (96.3), while the Bucks rank 11th in offensive rating (106.1).
  • The Thunder boast one of the top defenses in the league. They rank first in steals per game (11.5), third in blocks per game (7.0), second in opponent turnovers per game (19.7), and third in defensive rating (96.3).
  • The Bucks have a sharp-shooting offense. They rank second in field goal percentage (49.3%) and sixth in three-point percentage (38.4%).

Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter and Instagram.

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