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Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Match Preview and Predictions - 29th November 2019

Jason Mills
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:11 IST

Cleveland Cavaliers v Dallas Mavericks
Cleveland Cavaliers v Dallas Mavericks

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Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Date & Time: Friday, November 29th, 2019 7:30 pm. ET.

Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH.

Last game results

Milwaukee Bucks (15-3): 111-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks (Wednesday, November 27th, 2019)

Cleveland Cavaliers (5-13): 104-116 loss to the Orlando Magic (Wednesday, November 27th, 2019)

Milwaukee Bucks Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks play in Cleveland Friday, November 29th, 2019 riding a nine-game winning streak. Their latest victim was the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday night, when the Bucks handed them a 111-102 loss. While Jabari Parker and Trae Young combined for 62 points, the rest of the Hawks’ players were held in check as the team shot 40.4 percent overall for the game. The Bucks got 30 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo and 16 off of the bench from Khris Middleton in the victory.

Key Player – Giannis Antetokounmpo

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reigning MVP of the NBA and is making a case to be named so again in 2020. The Greek Freak followed up his 50-point performance, Monday night, with a double-double effort scoring 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, Wednesday night, in the Bucks win over the Hawks. The Bucks would be a very different team without Antetokounmpo’s double-double average of 31.1 points, 13.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.

Also read: NBA Rumors: Jabari Parker is interested in a potential return to the Milwaukee Bucks

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Bucks predicted lineup

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers will play host to the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks. Currently, on a two-game losing streak, the Cavaliers are just 3-6 in games at home this season. Their last game was a losing effort to the injury-depleted Orlando Magic 116-104. Even worse, the Cavaliers committed 25 turnovers led by their starting guards Darius Garland and Collin Sexton combining for 13.

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Portland Trail Blazers could swap Hassan Whiteside for Kevin Love


Key Player – Collin Sexton

Cleveland Cavaliers v Washington Wizards
Cleveland Cavaliers v Washington Wizards

Collin Sexton is in his sophomore season in the NBA. Sexton provided Cleveland with 16.7 points a game last season and has upped that production to 17.9 this season. Two areas the young Cleveland guard could use improvement is his three-point shooting percentage is down nearly 8 percent from last seasons average of 40.2 and his assist to turnover ratio needs to improve currently at 2.3:1.9. Wednesday night, in a loss to the Orlando Magic, he had five turnovers.

Cavaliers predicted lineup

Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love, Cedi Osman

Bucks vs Cavaliers Match Prediction

Against the Orlando Magic Wednesday night, the Cavaliers committed 25 turnovers and that has to improve against an elite team, like the Bucks. It starts with their ball handling decision making guard tandem of Garland and Sexton who both have nearly 1:1 ratios of assists to turnovers.

Cleveland is also ranked 24th in shot attempts and 28th in points scored per game so they need to produce points on as many possessions as they can to keep pace with their opponents.

The Bucks need to be judicious in their three-point shooting as while they take the 2nd most three-pointers in the NBA they make just 33.9 percent which is 24th in the league. 

The Bucks are second to the Toronto Raptors in fastbreak points averaging 18.6 per game but that number rises to 20.9 when they play at home.

The Milwaukee Bucks should extend their winning streak to 10 straight on Wednesday night against the Cavaliers.

Where to watch Bucks vs Cavaliers?

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-Ohio.

Published 29 Nov 2019, 01:00 IST
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