Hornets vs. Bucks – NBA Game Preview – January 31, 2023

Hornets vs. Bucks – NBA Game Preview – January 31, 2023

Charlotte Hornets (15-36, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (33-17, third in the Eastern Conference)

Milwaukee; Tuesday, 8pm EST

BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee faces the Charlotte Hornets next Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 135-110 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Bucks are 19-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee leads the Eastern Conference in rebounding, averaging 48.5 boards. Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 12.0 rebounds.

The Hornets are 8-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 2-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The two teams are playing for the third time this season. The Hornets defeated the Bucks 138-109 in their last meeting on January 7. Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 39 points, and Bobby Portis led the Bucks with 19 points.

BEST RESULTS: Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.7 points, 12 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Bucks. Pat Connaughton is averaging 2.6 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

Mason Plumlee is averaging 12.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Hornets. Rozier is averaging 21.6 points over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 7-3, averaging 120.8 points, 45.3 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field . Their opponents have averaged 114.9 points per game.

Hornets: 4-6, averaging 113.4 points, 41.4 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.4 points.

INJURIES: Bucks: Marjon Beauchamp: day-to-day (knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo: day-to-day (knee), Bobby Portis: out (knee), Serge Ibaka: out (personal).

Hornets: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (hand), Cody Martin: day by day (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data writing and data from Sports radar.

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