The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet again after a hard-fought battle in early November. Can Milwaukee make the season series 2-0?

Catch the game tomorrow at 8:30 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Milwaukee Bucks (22-8, 6-6 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • Damian Lillard
  • Malik Beasley
  • Khris Middleton
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Brook Lopez

The Bucks got their seven-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday by the New York Knicks, and will be looking to release some frustration on the Brooklyn Nets.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and the rest of the gang should be feeling good on this matchup. Not only are the Nets on the second night of a back-to-back, they’ve also beaten them before. They won last November 7th, 129-125, with Antetokounmpo posting 36 points and 12 rebounds, Damian Lillard adding 21 points and seven assists, and five other Bucks scoring in double-digits. The team collectively sunk 16 threes too.

Offense will remain at the forefront, but their defense ought to step up. They can’t surrender 76 combined points to Cam Thomas and Mikal Bridges again.

Milwaukee is averaging 131.1 points per game in its last eight games with a +10 net rating.


HOME: Brooklyn Nets (15-15, 9-7 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Cam Johnson
  • Mikal Bridges
  • Dorian Finney-Smith
  • Nic Claxton

The Nets are winners of two-straight games after a five-game skid, which is good, although it should be taken into account that the pair of victories are against the putrid Detroit Pistons.

Nevertheless, the group will aim to get a win back on the visiting Bucks. Leading scorers Cam Thomas (23.9 PPG) and Mikal Bridges (21.7 PPG) should carry the offense yet again. The two put up 45 and 31 points, respectively, in the recent meeting with Milwaukee.

The duo’s help is pretty scattered within Lonnie Walker IV, Cam Johnson, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Dorian Finney-Smith, who are chipping in between 10 and 15 points per contest.

The Nets are scoring 116.0 PPG this season, ranking 12th and 11th in points and offensive rating.


Handicap: The Bucks (-3) win and cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total goes over 225.5.