In the second game of a Monday night NBA on ESPN doubleheader, the Milwaukee Bucks will visit the Utah Jazz. The NBA Champion Bucks (42-26) have won seven of their last ten games and trail Miami by 2.5 games for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. On Saturday, Milwaukee was outrebounded by 16 during a 122-109 road loss against Golden State.
All-Star F Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied a team-high 31 points on 9-for-17 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Khris Middleton added 18 points and six assists for the Bucks.
The Utah Jazz have won 24 of their 34 home games and are sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference standings. On Saturday, Utah shot 56 percent from the field during a 134-125 home victory versus Sacramento. The Jazz (42-25) outrebounded the Kings by a 44-33 margin and connected on 16-for-41 from the three-point line.
Utah G Jordan Clarkson poured in a career-high 45 points on a 15-for-21 shooting display in 35 minutes off the bench. All-Star G Donovan Mitchell contributed 25 points, six assists, and five rebounds for the Jazz.