Through 3 Quarters
The Golden State Warriors are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Milwaukee Bucks 105-87 three quarters in.
Golden State has been relying on shooting guard Klay Thompson, who has shot 7-for-12 from downtown and has recorded 31 points, five assists and six rebounds, and shooting guard Jordan Poole, who has shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and has recorded 30 points, four dimes and six boards. Poole is close to surpassing his season high of 33. One thing to keep an eye out for is Kevon Looney’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Milwaukee has been led by power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who so far has 31 points along with four boards. Antetokounmpo’s night has made it three games in a row with at least 31 points.
the Bucks have lost 79% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Milwaukee @ Golden State
Current Records: Milwaukee 42-25; Golden State 45-22
What to Know
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors are even-steven against one another since December of 2015 (6-6), but not for long. The Bucks will take on the Dubs at 8:30 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Chase Center after having had a few days off. Milwaukee knows how to get points on the board — the team has finished with flashy point totals in its past three matchups — so hopefully the Warriors like a good challenge.
Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Hawks 124-115 this past Wednesday. Milwaukee’s power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was on fire, dropping a double-double on 43 points and 12 boards along with five assists.
Meanwhile, Golden State didn’t have too much trouble with the Denver Nuggets on the road this past Thursday as they won 113-102. It was another big night for Golden State’s point guard Stephen Curry, who shot 5-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 34 points and nine rebounds.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Bucks are expected to win a tight contest. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Milwaukee is now 42-25 while the Warriors sit at 45-22. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Milwaukee enters the game with only 18.3 fouls per game on average, good for third best in the league. On the other end of the spectrum, Golden State is third worst in the league in fouls per game, with 20.7 on average. Keep an eye on whether or not foul trouble puts Golden State in a difficult position.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Chase Center — San Francisco, California
- TV: ABC
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $160.00
The Bucks are a slight 2-point favorite against the Warriors, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Warriors as a 1-point favorite.
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Golden State and Milwaukee both have six wins in their last 12 games.
- Jan 13, 2022 – Milwaukee 118 vs. Golden State 99
- Apr 06, 2021 – Golden State 122 vs. Milwaukee 121
- Dec 25, 2020 – Milwaukee 138 vs. Golden State 99
- Jan 08, 2020 – Milwaukee 107 vs. Golden State 98
- Dec 07, 2018 – Golden State 105 vs. Milwaukee 95
- Nov 08, 2018 – Milwaukee 134 vs. Golden State 111
- Mar 29, 2018 – Milwaukee 116 vs. Golden State 107
- Jan 12, 2018 – Golden State 108 vs. Milwaukee 94
- Mar 18, 2017 – Golden State 117 vs. Milwaukee 92
- Nov 19, 2016 – Golden State 124 vs. Milwaukee 121
- Dec 18, 2015 – Golden State 121 vs. Milwaukee 112
- Dec 12, 2015 – Milwaukee 108 vs. Golden State 95
Injury Report for Golden State
- Andre Iguodala: Out (Back)
- Draymond Green: Out (Back)
- Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Illness)
- James Wiseman: Out (Knee)
- Gary Payton II: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Milwaukee
- George Hill: Out (Neck)
- Lindell Wigginton: Out (Ankle)
- Pat Connaughton: Out (Finger)
- Brook Lopez: Out (Back)