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Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks: Match Preview and Predictions - 30th November 2019

Jason Mills
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:12 IST

Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers
Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers

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Fixture: Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks

Date & Time: Saturday, 30 November 2019, 8:00 pm. ET.

Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI.

Last game results

Milwaukee Bucks (16-3): 119-110 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (Friday, 29 November 2019)

Charlotte Hornets (8-12): 110-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons (Friday, 29 November 2019)

Charlotte Hornets Preview

The Charlotte Hornets hold the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference and are 8-12 after 20 games this season. The Hornets are currently on a two-game winning streak, having beaten the Detroit Pistons in a home and away series 102-101 Wednesday night and 110-107 Friday night.

Wednesday night Charlotte survived with a one-point victory when Luke Kennard's last shot attempt came after the buzzer. That said, it would likely have missed anyway. Bismack Biyombo then led Charlotte with 19 points and 9 rebounds in Wednesday’s win. 

PJ Washington had 26 points and Terry Rozier had 23 in the Friday night win in Detroit.

Key Player – PJ Washington

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Charlotte Hornets v Philadelphia 76ers
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Charlotte selected PJ Washington 12th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Washington played his college basketball at the University of Kentucky for two seasons, where he averaged 12.9 points a game and 6.6 rebounds. 

The youngster has been a solid performer for the Hornets. Including his 26 point night against Detroit on Friday, Washington is averaging 12 points a game and just over 5 rebounds a game.

Hornets predicted lineup

Terry Rozier, DeVontae Graham, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, Bismack Biyombo

Milwaukee Bucks Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks led by Giannis Antetokounmpo are 16-3 on the year and currently hold the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. Friday night Antetokounmpo was amazing again, recording another double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds as the Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-110.

Key Player – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers
Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers

The reigning MVP of the NBA just keeps getting better. The Bucks would be a very different team without his double-double average of 31.1 points, 13.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. 

This season, including Friday night’s results, Antetokounmpo has recorded a double-double in all 19 Bucks’ games as well as two triple-doubles. He is a major factor in the MVP discussion, and the signs are that he will retain his league MVP status for a second straight year.

Bucks predicted lineup

Eric Bledsoe, Wes Matthews, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, Donte DiVincenzo

Hornets vs Bucks Match Prediction

The Hornets need to stop Antetokounmpo, who is on fire right now offensively. The Greek has 115 total points in his last three games for an average of 37.6 points a game. He had 50 against Utah Monday night.

The Hornets give up 112.9 points a game and conversely, Milwaukee are second in the NBA with their scoring at 119 points per game.

The Hornets will need to protect the ball as they are ranked in the bottom 10 in the NBA with 16.1 per game. That said, they only committed 10 against Detroit Friday night.

The Bucks have another advantage as they are averaging the second most fast-break points in the NBA at 18.6 per game.

When this contest starts, the Bucks will be looking to extend a 10-game winning streak and improve to 8-1 at home this season.

Expect a Milwaukee Bucks victory Saturday night as they are playing outstanding basketball at the moment.

Where to watch Hornets vs Bucks?

You can stream the game live online with NBA League Pass. The game can be watched on TV on Fox Sports-Wisconsin and Fox Sports-South East.

Published 30 Nov 2019, 16:14 IST
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