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ESPN Bucks vs Bulls Game Preview April 30 2021

ESPN Bucks vs Bulls Game Preview April 30 2021

Pistons vs. Hornets – Game Preview – May 1, 2021 – ESPN Fri, 30 Apr 2021 03:00:00 -0700-BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Milwaukee square off on Friday. The Bulls are 5-4 against opponents in the Central Division. Chicago ranks …

Bucks vs. Bulls

Milwaukee Bucks (38-24, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (26-36, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Milwaukee square off on Friday.

The Bulls are 5-4 against opponents in the Central Division. Chicago ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.7% from downtown, led by Nikola Vucevic shooting 45.1% from 3-point range.

The Bucks are 9-0 against opponents in the Central Division. Milwaukee is the Eastern Conference leader with 48 rebounds per game led by Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 11.2.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Bucks won 126-96 in the last meeting on Jan. 1. Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 29 points, and Zach LaVine led Chicago with 16 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lauri Markkanen is third on the Bulls averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 14.3 points per game while shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc. Coby White is averaging 15.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 40.8% over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Khris Middleton leads the Bucks averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers while scoring 20.2 points per game and shooting 42.7% from beyond the arc. Jrue Holiday is averaging 17.6 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 49.7% over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 4-6, averaging 103.7 points, 43.1 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.7 points on 46.8% shooting.

Bucks: 6-4, averaging 122.6 points, 48.2 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points on 45.2% shooting.

INJURIES: Bulls: Nikola Vucevic: day to day (adductor), Troy Brown Jr.: day to day (ankle), Zach LaVine: out (health and safety protocols).

Bucks: Axel Toupane: out (oblique), Giannis Antetokounmpo: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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Bucks vs. Bulls – Game Preview – April 30, 2021 – ESPN Fri, 30 Apr 2021 03:00:00 -0700-BOTTOM LINE: Detroit will try to break its six-game road losing streak when the Pistons take on Charlotte. The Hornets are 17-18 in Eastern Conference games.

Pistons vs. Hornets

Detroit Pistons (19-44, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (30-32, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit will try to break its six-game road losing streak when the Pistons take on Charlotte.

The Hornets are 17-18 in Eastern Conference games. Charlotte is eighth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, giving up just 111.3 points while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting.

The Pistons have gone 12-24 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit averages 42.9 rebounds per game and is 6-26 when opponents win the rebound battle.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Hornets won 105-102 in the last meeting on March 11. P.J. Washington led Charlotte with 20 points, and Jerami Grant led Detroit with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cody Zeller leads the Hornets with 6.9 rebounds and averages 9.1 points. Miles Bridges is shooting 49.6% and averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Josh Jackson is averaging 13.6 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 40.4% over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 3-7, averaging 104.3 points, 39.8 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.2 points on 47.1% shooting.

Pistons: 3-7, averaging 106.3 points, 45.3 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111 points on 46.6% shooting.

INJURIES: Hornets: Nate Darling: out (ankle), LaMelo Ball: out (wrist), Gordon Hayward: out (foot), Malik Monk: out (ankle).

Pistons: Cory Joseph: out (injury management), Dennis Smith Jr.: out (knee), Wayne Ellington: out (injury management), Mason Plumlee: out (rest), Rodney McGruder: out (elbow), Jerami Grant: out (injury management).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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– April 30, 2021