Milwaukee takes on Orlando and tries to stop the 3-game skid
Milwaukee Bucks (32-20, third in Eastern Conference) versus Orlando Magic (17-35, 14th in Eastern Conference)
Orlando; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee goes into the matchup with Orlando after three defeats in a row.
The magic is 10-19 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando ranks eighth in team defense in the Eastern Conference, dropping only 111.7 points, while the opponents shoot 46.8%.
The Bucks are 18-10 against opponents from the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee is runner-up in the NBA, scoring 118.9 points per game while shooting 48.5%.
The two teams compete against each other for the second time this season. The Bucks defeated Magic 121-99 in their final matchup on January 11th. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 22 points, and Nikola Vucevic approached Orlando with 28 points.
TOP PERFORMER: Terrence Ross scores an average of 16.4 points for magic. Wendell Carter Jr. shoots 54.3% and averages 12.2 points in his last 10 games for Orlando.
Bobby Portis shot 52.8% and averages 11.3 points for the bucks. Pat Connaughton shoots 36.3% and averages 5.7 points in his last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Magic: 3-7, averaging 104.9 points, 43.9 rebounds, 21.9 assists, eight steals, and 4.8 blocks per game while 43.1% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 113.3 points at 47.1% shooting.
Dollars: 4-6, averaging 114.5 points, 45.4 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 8.9 steals, and 4.1 blocks per game, while 47.8% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 117.1 points at 46.0% shooting.
INJURIES: Magic: Otto Porter Jr .: Out (foot), Karim Mane: out (thigh), Markelle Fultz: out for the season (knees), Jonathan Isaac: out for the season (knees).
Dollar: PJ Tucker: out (calf), Jrue Holiday: out (knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo: out (knee), Khris Middleton: out (knee), Brook Lopez: out (back), Donte DiVincenzo: out (hip).