The red-hot Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Phoenix Suns in a cross-conference matchup at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Latest news on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Chris Paul for this game
These two squads are meeting for the second time this season. On February 26, the Bucks came out on top with a 104-101 victory.
After Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 46 points and led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 133-124 victory over the Sacramento Kings, the Bucks will travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns.
Despite missing the previous three games due to a right-hand injury, Antetokounmpo had a smooth pregame shootaround and is ready to return. The forward was only out for a short time, so he should be 100% for the upcoming game.
The Bucks have gone 21-13 away from home. The Bucks are ranked fourth in the Eastern Conference in 3-point percentage (36.7%).
Joe Ingles sat out the opening game of the back-to-back on Monday to give his knee some much-needed rest. Over the course of 12 games, Ingles has contributed 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in an average of 24.4 minutes per game. It is currently unclear whether he will be able to continue playing in Phoenix this afternoon.
Pat Connaughton and Jae Crowder may see more action than usual against the Suns, while Wesley Matthews is expected to return to the lineup after missing the previous nine games with a calf strain.
The Suns have a 22-11 record at home. They are fourth in the Western Conference after loss to the Wariors on Monday.
In 30 minutes of action, Chris Paul contributed 11 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 5 boards, 11 dimes, and 1 steal.
The loss was compounded by Paul’s shooting woes, as he failed to make any of his four three-point attempts. The veteran point guard, however, passed the ball around with ease, tallying 11 assists against just two turnovers.
Paul’s scoring average this season (13.5 ppg) is on pace to be the lowest of his career, but he is still having a great year as a facilitator (9.1 apg).
Injury report Suns
- Landry Shamet (Foot) – Out
- Kevin Durant (Ankle) – Out
Injury report Bucks
- Joe Ingles (Kneecap) – Questionable