League-leading and the No.1 favorites for taking the NBA title, Bucks, meet the Sacramento Kings in search of another win, their 46th of the season.
Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview
The Milwaukee Bucks host the Sacramento Kings this Monday night at their Fiserv Forum. This matchup promises a lot of fight and an interesting battle, because of the Kings’ recent awakening. Of course, the hosts are massive favorites, according to the bookies. One reason for that is that they already trashed Sacramento on the road, defeating them by 21 points, almost a month ago.
Yet, back then, the Kings were in a knockdown, and are much better now. Anyway, take 5 minutes of your time, and stay with us to read this preview.
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Where and when to watch the Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks game?
- Date: February 9
- Time: 8:00 PM EST
- Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee
- Watch live: NBA TV
Relentless Bucks Led by Relentless Giannis
The current NBA MVP is the biggest favorite to defend his title. Giannis averages 30 points, 13.5 boards and 5.8 assists per night, and has a 54.9% shooting from the field. In one word – unstoppable. His Bucks are the same. Over the last ten matches, they have nine wins and a loss. It came against the Nuggets at home, 127-115.
Milwaukee plays a fast-paced basketball, with lots of threes and baskets from transition. They are averaging 119.7 points per night, and allowing 107.4 on the other side, posting 36% from downtown. Coach Mike Budenholzer is trying to implement as many players possible in his tactics, and apart from Giannis and Middleton, Milwaukee always has some guy who jumps out for a particular game and contributes substantially.
George Hill and Frank Mason III are not eligible for this match, but that won’t have some particular impact on their game. The Bucks have a deep rotation, capable of covering up much bigger problems.
Kings Going Up
Arguably the biggest disappointment of the league this season are the Kings. Everybody expected from them to enter the playoffs after the previous season’s performances. Yet, that is very tough to happen, as they have 21 wins and 31 losses and are five games behind the Grizzlies.
However, they aren’t giving up on that, and the way they play in recent times can only improve their chances. In the last eight games, the Kings won six times, radically improving the atmosphere in the locker room.
Moving Buddy Hield to the bench and introducing Bogdan Bogdanovic as the starter turned out to be the bingo for Walton, who balanced his units, and also made Bogi the one factor which controls De’Aaron Fox’s super-fast pace. The problems for the Kings was the inability to follow Fox, who often speeded up the play on the court, and in the majority of times that worked against Sacramento. With Bogi, that is a bit different.
The Kings score 107.8 points, allowing 110.2, and post 45.7% from the field. When they get into the shooting rhythm from behind the three-point line, they can’t be beaten.