What competition it is? NBA regular season
Teams: Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets
Jump Ball Time: Sunday 07 April @ 02:30 AM IST
Where the game is played? Fiserv Forum (17,500)
TV Info: Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA matches in India. Premier members can also catch the Live Action on SonyLiv App.
BKN vs MIL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Brooklyn Nets will be desperate to end a two-game skid as they aim to secure a playoff berth when they play Milwaukee Bucks in a regular season NBA match at Fiserv Forum, in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday morning (IST).
This is the stage of the season when the profile of the opponents doesn’t really matter. No matter how big a team is on the other side, if the victory takes you closer to the target, then you have to deliver. You have no choice but to come big if you want to embrace your goals.
For Brooklyn Nets, everything is clear, win games and qualify for the playoffs. But they have failed to do that in the last two matches, losing both. You would argue that the matches against Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks, two of the best teams in NBA this season, are as hard a fixture as they could be, still, Nets could have done with a win in those matches.
This is a critical stage of the season, so much so that another defeat would take their playoff destiny out of their hands.
Despite the defeat in the last two matches, Nets are still in the top-8, occupying the 7th place with a 39-40 record. Orlando Magic are a place down with the same record, while Miami Heat are only one-game behind them on the table.
Milwaukee Bucks meanwhile are sitting atop the Eastern Conference and will finish the regular season at 1st on the table.
Bucks had a giant of a match last time around as they faced Philadelphia 76ers on the road.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 45 points and added another 13 rebounds to his efforts as he won the personal duel with Joel Embiid. The Sixers’ superstar had a triple-double in the game scoring 34 points and 13 assists and rebounds respectively.
Regular Season Record-
Milwaukee Bucks: W-59, L-20
Brooklyn Nets: W-39, L-40
Players to watch out for:
Giannis Antetokounmpo – With every game his stock keeps rising even further. And after every monster game, you wonder how he may not win the MVP. In the last match against Philadelphia 76ers, he was absolutely phenomenal, registering a double-double and doing a marvelous defensive job on Joel Embiid.
Not only he is racking up an NBA MVP caliber numbers this season, but doing so at an incredible rate. The Greek-Freak is averaging a team-high 27.4 points per game, adding 12.5 rebounds per game to his efforts as well. The 24-year-old has scored at 30.4 points per game in the last 10 matches.
Khris Middleton – Bucks have to be on their guard for the whole of the match. As not only Giannis will be a perennial threat, but Khris Middleton imposes some presence on the court as well. The 27-year-old is scoring at a career-high 18.1 points per game this season. With 2.2 turnovers per game and 1.0 steals per game, the Texas-born power forward is a vital cog in Bucks’ defensive unit.
D’Angelo Russell – He looks completely transformed ever since making a move away from Los Angeles Lakers. He has played at an All-Stra level this season, and his consistency is the main reason for nets’ lofty position on the table. He is pretty much on course to become a genuine superstar. The 23-year-old is averaging 21.1 points per game this season. In the last 10 games, he has scored at 26.7 points per game.
Spencer Dinwiddie – An indispensable part of the squad. The 25-year-old point guard is averaging 17.4 points per game this season, which is a significant improvement on his career average of 11.0 points per game.
BKN vs MIL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – The Wolves will be without a host of stars for this match. Malcolm Brogdon (heel injury), Donte DiVincenzo (heel injury), Pau Gasol (ankle injury), Nikola Mirotic 9finger injury) and Tony Snell (ankle injury) have all been ruled out.
Questionable – None at this moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Twenty-six-year-old shooting guard Allen Crabbe is the only Nets player on the sidelines these days.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
BKN vs MIL Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
BKN vs MIL Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Milwaukee Bucks are at home and are favorite to win this match.
NOTE: THIS BKN vs MIL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.