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Play Time: 11/17/2021 20:30
The LA Lakers will take on defending champions the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum in Wednesday's marquee NBA game.
The shorthanded Bucks failed to match the Hawks' intensity in their last game. Milwaukee is 6-8 and third in the Central Division four games behind first-place Chicago following a 120-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. They trailed by 14 points heading into half-time and couldn't recover. Milwaukee's bench failed to make valuable contributions as they accumulated just 15 points. The leading scorer for Milwaukee was Giannis Antetokounmpo with 26 points. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 107.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have been in indifferent form thus far. A string of injuries has hampered them and they enter this contest with an 8-7 record. Los Angeles is 8-7 following a 121-103 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday. They were far from their best against the Bulls in their previous game. They struggled to make an impact on the offensive end of the court with Anthony Davis constantly double-teamed. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting.
Despite recording more losses, the Bucks seem to have the better chemistry on court and that could give them a slight edge over their championship rivals in this game.
Tips: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5