Antetokounmpo and the Bucks host the Hornets
Charlotte Hornets (30-35, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (49-16, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup against Charlotte. He currently ranks sixth in the league scoring 27.1 points per game.
The Bucks are 33-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is the Eastern Conference leader with 49.3 rebounds per game, led by Antetokounmpo averaging 12.6.
The Hornets are 23-19 in Eastern Conference play. Charlotte is 4-10 in games decided by less than 4 points. The Bucks won the last matchup between these two squads 108-99 on Jan. 25. Antetokounmpo scored 34 points to help lead Milwaukee to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Antetokounmpo has averaged 27.1 points and 12.6 rebounds for the Bucks. Khris Middleton has averaged 4.6 assists and 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
Kemba Walker leads the Hornets averaging 24.9 points and is adding 4.2 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb has averaged 16 points and added 5.9 rebounds while shooting 42.8 percent over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 106.7 points, 44.4 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting.
Bucks: 8-2, averaging 117.8 points, 52 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 5.5 steals and seven blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting.
Bucks Injuries: Sterling Brown: out (wrist), George Hill: out (adductor).
Hornets Injuries: Bismack Biyombo: day to day (knee).