The Milwaukee Bucks suffered a defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, before recovering in their most recent game against the Washington Wizards, posting a convincing 126-113.
Now, they will have to deal with an opponent that is considerably weaker, given the Memphis Grizzlies most recent performance. Still, the Bucks would want to add some points to their Eastern Conference first standing.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies need two consecutive victories to try and climb back up to the eighth spot and make it into the playoffs. With hours left on the clock, this may be a bit of a challenge.
- Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
- Time: 4:00 pm ET
- Place: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Where to watch: NBA TV, ESPN
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Odds: August 13, 2020
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
The Milwaukee Bucks have played well both before the season hiatus and in the bubble. The team has dismantled one team after another, losing to the Toronto Raptors momentarily there, but recovering quite well.
With players on the roster such as Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, the Bucks have not had much trouble establishing their dominance in the court. Many teams have found themselves facing Giannis who averages 29.5 and Middleton who adds at least another 21.0 per game this season.
Yet, if we had to choose between the two, we would definitely argue that Giannis carries a lot of the weight of his team, but luckily, he’s surrounded by many talented players. Giannis has also done well on the rebounds this season, so that’s a great start.
Grizzlies Are in a Difficult Spot
In order to make it to the playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies will have to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow. After two losses to the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, the teams has only one way out, take on Milwaukee and give them a good run for their money.
The question is can they? Well, much of the things we said about the Grizzlies in their game versus the Boston Celtics still apply. The team is very talented and they have some exceptional players, yet those players are struggling to keep up.
Whether that is pressure, the lack of live audiences or something else, Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks just aren’t at their best shooting behavior these days. The team has been backed up by both Grayson Allen and Jonas Valanciunas have played a little better than usual.
That’s usually the case when your MVPs start faltering and the team needs a few good men to step up and pick up the slack. Ja Morant is still a great player, but he only averages 17.9 points this season and his most recent performance is slightly worse.
We still would want to see the Grizzlies taking the Bucks clean out, but that would take some trying for sure!