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Bucks Visit Wolves

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In search of victory in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, two formidable teams rooted in their respective playoff pictures face off in the Play-In.

The Milwaukee Bucks go on the road to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, seeking redemption after a recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

In contrast, the Timberwolves are riding the momentum of a convincing 128-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Bucks Keep Conquering

Milwaukee comes into the showdown after losing seven of its last 10 games before the All-Star break, falling narrowly to Memphis on the road.

The Bucks, with a 35-21 record, currently occupy second place in the Central Division, 2.5 games behind the first-place Cleveland Cavaliers. Sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference, they are 8.5 games behind the first-place Boston Celtics and maintain a 4.5-game cushion over the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat to secure a spot in the NBA playoffs. NBA PLAYOFFS.

Despite leading at several points in the game against Memphis, the Bucks succumbed to a late surge, ultimately losing the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo turned in an outstanding performance with 35 points and 12 assists. Milwaukee ranks second in offense, averaging 122 points per game, and 11th in rebounding, securing 44 boards per game.

His offensive efficiency stands out even more with a ranking of 15th in assists, dishing out 26.7 per game. However, his defensive prowess ranks 23rd, allowing opponents to score an average of 118.8 points per game this season.

Leading Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo has averages of 30.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. The supporting cast includes Brook Lopez, Damian Lillard, Bobby Portis, Khris Middleton and Malik Beasley, providing a full offensive arsenal.

Jae Crowder, Patrick Beverley, Pat Connaughton, MarJon Beauchamp, AJ Green and Andre Jackson Jr. are significant contributors to the team's depth.

Milwaukee shows impressive shooting efficiency, ranking fifth in field goal shooting percentage at 49.4%, fifth in three-pointers per game at 14.2 three-pointers and ninth in three-point accuracy at 37.5%.

As the Bucks look to bounce back, their multi-faceted offensive capabilities and strategic depth position them as formidable contenders on the court.

Wolves Clinging to Improve

Entering the All-Star break in good spirits, the Timberwolves secured their fourth straight win by overwhelming Portland in the second game of a two-game road series.

With a season record of 39-16, Minnesota leads the Northwest Division, holding a 1.5-game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place. In the broader context of playoff contention in the Western Conference, they also enjoy a 1.5-game margin over the Thunder.

In the showdown against Portland, the Timberwolves demonstrated their prowess by racing out to a commanding 44-14 lead after the first quarter.

They maintained control throughout the game, preventing the Trail Blazers from closing the gap to less than nine points, ultimately securing a victory with a substantial 38-point lead.

Minnesota exhibited efficiency by shooting 51.7% from the field and dominating the boards with a 52-35 rebounding margin. Anthony Edwards played a crucial role, contributing 34 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

On the season, the Timberwolves rank 18th in scoring, averaging 114 points per game. In rebounding, they rank 12th with an average of 43.9 boards per game, while their assists per game (26.4) rank 17th.

Defensively, Minnesota stands out as the league leader in defense, allowing just 106.7 points per game. Anthony Edwards leads the team in scoring, maintaining averages of 26.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

He is backed by key players such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert and Naz Reid, offering a full offensive arsenal. The rotation includes Jaden McDaniels, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kyle Anderson, Shake Milton, Troy Brown Jr. and Jordan McLaughlin.

Minnesota ranks seventh in field goal shooting percentage at 49% as a team and is 15th in three-pointers made at 12.6 per game.

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