The Saturday NBA schedule will get underway with a matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks from Fiserv Forum.
This will be the second of a back-to-back on the road for the Nets, who looked tired during a 100-87 road loss at Charlotte last night. The Nets defeated the Hornets in double overtime on Wednesday night and failed to connect on 23 of their 27 three-point in the loss on Friday.
Brooklyn G D’Angelo Russell tallied a game high 33 points on 13-for-24 from the field. The rest of the Brooklyn starting lineup combined for just 19 points on a woeful 6-for-27 shooting effort.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won 15 of their first 18 games in their brand new arena and are currently in second place in the Eastern Conference standings. On Thursday, Milwaukee finished a home-and-home sweep of visiting New York by a 112-96 final score. The Bucks out rebounded the Knicks by a 66-55 margin and limited them to just 37 percent from the field.
MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 31 points and 14 rebounds. Khris Middleton chipped in 25 points and six rebounds for the Bucks.