Milwaukee Bucks to maintain top spot

Milwaukee Bucks to maintain top spot

The Milwaukee Bucks go against the San Antonio Spurs with aims to retain their spot at the top of their conference. These two teams are coming from different results coming into this game. The Bucks are coming from a 118-111 win against the Trail Blazers, a win that helped them widen their lead at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, the Spurs are form a devastating 119-84 loss against the Pelicans. Although a win is not guarantee for the Spurs, it is still disappointing for them how this game turned out. The Bucks will host this match on March 23, 2023, at 8:00 AM (GMT+8).

This interconference between these two teams will be their second in the regular season this season. During their first meeting, it was the visitors who took the 111-93 win, a surprising loss for the hosts. However, when it comes to the standings, the hosts are the better team. They are currently sitting at the top of the East with 51 wins from their 71 games. However, they are still not secured of their spot in the standings, thus, aiming for more wins. Meanwhile, the visitors are at the 14th of the West with 19 wins from their 72 matches. However, it is unfortunate that they are already eliminated this season.

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks
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The Bucks are looking to maintain their spot at the top of the Eastern Conference, with a win in this match. It is not impossible though as they have a good momentum coming into this game. They have won three of their last four matches, including a win on their previous match. It was an exchange of leads for the Bucks on their last match. In the fourth quarter, it is their 15-2 run that gave the Bucks the lead until the last seconds. Fortunately, they are doing well inside the paint on that match, shooting 52.4%. In the three-point line, they had 16 successful shots from their 45 attempts. They were able to hold their opponents to just 44.4% shooting in that match. In offense, they are the ninth with 116.3 points per game, and eighth in defense, giving up 112.4 points per game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday continues to lead the Bucks, even with other statistics. Antetokounmpo leads his squad in points with 31.2 points per game, and in rebounds, getting 11.9 rebounds per game. Holiday on the other hand leads in assists with 7.3 assists per game, and in steals having 1.2 steals per game. However, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Goran Dragic, Jae Crowder, and Meyers Leonard are all absent in this game.

San Antonio Spurs

NBA: San Antonio Spurs
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The Spurs are one of the teams who is eliminated early this season, following their misfortunes this season. From their 71 games, they only won 19, which is the main reason why they failed to be impressive this season. However, coming into this game, they are looking to at least sweep their regular season series against the Bucks. Their loss against the Pelicans is devastating for them because of the huge lead of their opponents. In the three-point line, this squad is also not doing well, as they are shooting only over 34.8%. Moreover, in the free-throw line, they are shooting only 74.3%, failing to be impressive. They are the 23rd in offense with 112.8 points per game, and the 30th in defense allowing 122.1 points per game.

Keldon Johnson, and Devin Vassell leads the Spurs, but it is unfortunate that both are a doubt in this game. Aside from them, Jeremy Sochan, and Zach Collins are also a doubt in this match. Additionally, Khem Birch, and Charles Bassey are both out in this game following their injuries.


Milwaukee Bucks
Total Under: 122.5
Odds: 0.90

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