Bucks and Hornets Set for France Showdown
The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Charlotte Hornets at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France on Friday afternoon. The Bucks (39-6) check into Friday's international affair with yet another impressive winning streak, as they've notched seven consecutive victories. Their most recent success came at the expense of the Chicago Bulls, which they toppled by a 111-98 score Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with a 28-point, 14-rebound, 10-assist triple-double that also included one steal and one block. Khris Middleton turned in 24 points, six rebounds and six assists. Wesley Matthews poured in 13 points and supplemented them with two rebounds, two assists and one steal. Kyle Korver finished with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal. The Bucks will list Wesley Matthews (illness) as probable for Friday's game. Robin Lopez (undisclosed) did not travel with the team. The Hornets (15-30) come into Friday's game in diametrically opposite shape from their opponent, as Charlotte has dropped seven consecutive contests. Their most recent stumble came at the hands of the Orlando Magic, which routed them by a 106-83 score Monday afternoon. Malik Monk led the Hornets with 20 points. P.J. Washington delivered 19 points, seven rebounds and one assist. Devonte' Graham posted 15 points, six assists and two rebounds. The Hornets will come into Friday's contest without any injuries to report. Friday's game marks the second of three meetings between the teams this season. The Bucks own a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 137-96 win Nov. 30.
Posted on: 1/23/2020 9:09 PM