Milwaukee Bucks Look to Rebound Against New Orleans Pelicans: Game Preview and Injury Updates

Preview of Game Night and Injury Updates: Milwaukee Bucks Face Off Against New Orleans PelicansAfter a setback against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Milwaukee Bucks are determined to bounce back as they conclude their three-game homestand by hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

Both Milwaukee and New Orleans are entering this matchup on the second night of a back-to-back, having suffered losses in their previous games. The Bucks faced defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a score of 100-112, while the Pelicans fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder at home, losing 83-107.

This game marks the beginning of a two-game regular-season series between the two teams. Following Saturday’s contest, the Bucks are set to embark on a challenging five-game road trip, with the possibility of newly hired coach Doc Rivers making his debut during the Monday game against the Denver Nuggets.

As of now, Milwaukee holds the second position in the Eastern Conference with a record of 31-14, while New Orleans sits in the seventh spot in the Western Conference with a record of 26-19. The Bucks boast a strong 20-5 home record, contrasting with the Pelicans’ 12-9 record on the road.

In their recent 10 games, the Bucks have maintained a 6-4 record, with Giannis Antetokounmpo showcasing impressive performances, averaging 31 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. Meanwhile, Damian Lillard has contributed 22.4 points per game during this stretch. The Pelicans, with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games, have seen Brandon Ingram averaging 21.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.

On the injury front, the Bucks report no players on the injury list. However, the availability of Zion Williamson (foot) for the Pelicans remains uncertain after he sat out their previous game against the Thunder. Whether he will be in action against Milwaukee is yet to be determined.