NBA Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: 2oth November 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
2020-21 NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks take on the 15th seeded Orlando Magic at the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks enter this match on a two-game home winning streak after defeating the LA Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder. Whereas the Magic come to Milwaukee after losing to the James Harden led Brooklyn Nets.
Milwaukee Bucks season so far
After a successful finals run, the Milwaukee Bucks had a sluggish start to their season. They started with a below-par record of six wins and eight losses. The team immensely struggled as important pieces like Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez suffered from injuries.
Historic night for Khris!!
16 PTS | 8 REB | 4 AST pic.twitter.com/uJeC93G5C5
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 20, 2021
But in the last few games, Cream City has picked up many important wins. Former two time MVP and defensive player of the year, Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn’t missed a beat with stats of 27.5 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 5.9 APG this season. Even with injuries surrounding the team, the Greek Freak has continued his domination in the league. Giannis is currently ranked sixth in the NBA MVP race and will push for his third MVP to cement his name as one of the greatest basketball players in history.
Orlando Magic season so far
The Orlando Magic are one of the youngest teams this season and have a starting lineup of two rookies and a sophomore. The team is rebuilding and has hence struggled with this season. Magic currently are at the bottom of the eastern conference with four wins and 12 losses. But Orlando has managed to pull off some great upsets already as they defeated western conference powerhouse Utah Jazz and a double over the New York Knicks.
Cole Anthony has emerged as the leader of this young Orlando team and has taken a massive leap from his rookie season. Anthony has led the Magic in scoring and assist with averages of 19.9 points and 5.7 assists. 2021 fifth overall pick Jalen Suggs has also played well and has formed a dynamic backcourt with Cole Anthony.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic match prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are clear favourites to win this game. Giannis Antetokounmpo will look to improve his ranking in the MVP race. But after a difficult victory over the OKC Thunder, the Bucks should look to dominate from the opening tip as they wouldn’t want another down to the wire finish.
Rodney Hood – Hamstring – Game Time Decision
Brook Lopez – Back – Expected to be out until at least Nov 24
Donte DiVincenzo – Ankle -Expected to be out until at least Nov 26
E’Twaun Moore – Knee – Game Time Decision
Michael Carter-Williams – Ankle – Game Time Decision
Markelle Fultz – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
Jonathan Isaac – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
How to watch Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic?
The match between the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic will be televised locally by Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports Wisconsin will cover the game as it happens. International fans can catch live action online with an NBA League Pass subscription.