Antetokounmpo, Bucks set for matchup with the Heat

Milwaukee Bucks (27-15, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (23-20, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Miami; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup against Miami. He ranks third in the league averaging 31.0 points per game.

The Heat are 9-12 in conference matchups. Miami ranks second in the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing just 108.8 points while holding opponents to 47.4% shooting.

The Bucks are 15-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee has a 4-0 record in one-possession games.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 13 the Heat won 108-102 led by 28 points from Gabe Vincent, while Jrue Holiday scored 24 points for the Bucks.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.5 points, 10 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Heat. Tyler Herro is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Miami.

Antetokounmpo is scoring 31.0 points per game with 11.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Bucks. Bobby Portis is averaging 14.4 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 52.1% over the past 10 games for Milwaukee.

LAST 10 GAMES: Heat: 7-3, averaging 111.4 points, 42.1 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 9.8 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points per game.

Bucks: 5-5, averaging 111.2 points, 52.3 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.2 points.

INJURIES: Heat: Caleb Martin: out (quad), Dewayne Dedmon: day to day (foot), Nikola Jovic: out (back), Tyler Herro: out (achilles), Omer Yurtseven: out (ankle), Kyle Lowry: out (knee), Duncan Robinson: out (finger).

Bucks: Grayson Allen: out (ankle), Khris Middleton: out (knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo: out (knee), Joe Ingles: out (rest), Serge Ibaka: out (personal).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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