Golden State Warriors (33-9) at Milwaukee Bucks (22-18)
NBA: Friday, January 12, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. ET
Line: Golden State -6
The Golden State Warriors hit the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks for a Friday night contest. This is the first meeting between the teams this season. Golden State has won five of their last six games. The Warriors lead the league in scoring (115.7 ppg) and are 18th in points allowed (106.6 ppg). With Stephen Curry (ankle) out, Kevin Durant will lead the offense. Durant is averaging 26.3 points and 7 rebounds this season. Milwaukee has won three of their last five games. The team ranks 13th in the league in scoring (106 ppg) and 17th in defense (106.3 ppg). Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee as he is putting up 28.7 points and 10 rebounds. Can Durant and the Warriors bounce back from their embarrassing loss against the Clippers?
Warriors defense struggles in loss
On Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors lost 125-106 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles outscored Golden State 67-44 in the second half to win the game. The Warriors had no answer for Lou Williams who had 27 of his 50 points in the third quarter. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with a season-high 40 points on 6-of-7 from 3-point range. Zaza Pachulia had 12 points in 16 minutes. The Clippers shot 50 percent from the field and the Warriors shot 48 percent. The Clippers out-rebounded the Warriors 46-32 in the contest. Draymond Green finished with seven points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Stephen Curry (ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) missed the contest. The Warriors committed 16 turnovers and the Clippers had 15.
Bucks top Magic
On Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 110-103. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 26 points and seven rebounds. Khris Middleton had 22 points (9/14 fg) and five rebounds. Milwaukee shot 56 percent from the field and Orlando shot 43 percent. The Bucks out-rebounded the Magic 46-34 in the contest. Malcolm Brogdon wound up with 14 points, nine rebounds, and seven rebounds. The Bucks had trouble containing Evan Fournier who had 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting. John Henson added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Milwaukee committed 17 turnovers and Orlando had 10.
The Golden State Warriors are:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
The Milwaukee Bucks are:
- 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
- 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 Friday games.
With nearly everyone back in their lineup, look for the Warriors to bounce back after an embarrassing loss to the Clippers. Look for the Greek Freak and Middleton to play well for the Bucks but it won’t be enough.