Through 3 Quarters
Only one more quarter stands between the Milwaukee Bucks and the win they were favored to collect going into this night. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Los Angeles Lakers 109-88.
Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the way so far for the Bucks, as he has almost dropped a triple-double on 31 points, 11 boards, and eight dimes. One thing to keep an eye out for is Khris Middleton's foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Los Angeles has enjoyed the tag-team combination of power forward Anthony Davis and small forward LeBron James. The former has 17 points and four assists in addition to seven rebounds and two blocks, while the latter has 22 points and seven assists along with four boards. A double-double would be AD's fourth in a row.
This is the most points Milwaukee has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
Milwaukee @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Milwaukee 34-21; Los Angeles 26-28
What to Know
The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Crypto.com Arena after having had a few days off. Expect the scorekeeper to be kept busy: if their previous games are any indication, the Lakers and Milwaukee will really light up the scoreboard.
It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Los Angeles ultimately got the result they were hoping for this past Saturday with a 122-115 victory over the New York Knicks. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 71-56 deficit. Los Angeles' power forward Anthony Davis did his thing and dropped a double-double on 28 points and 17 boards along with four blocks. That makes it three consecutive games in which AD has had at least 15 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee made easy work of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday and carried off a 137-113 victory. Point guard Jrue Holiday continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, posting a double-double on 27 points and 13 assists in addition to five rebounds.
The Lakers are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Los Angeles is now 26-28 while Milwaukee sits at 34-21. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Los Angeles is fifth worst in the league in points allowed per game, with 112.3 on average. Milwaukee's offense has more to brag about, as they they come into the contest boasting the fourth most points per game in the league at 112.7. The Lakers might struggle to break 100.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
- TV: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Bucks are a 3.5-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bucks as a 4-point favorite.
Milwaukee have won nine out of their last 13 games against Los Angeles.
- Nov 17, 2021 - Milwaukee 109 vs. Los Angeles 102
- Mar 31, 2021 - Milwaukee 112 vs. Los Angeles 97
- Jan 21, 2021 - Los Angeles 113 vs. Milwaukee 106
- Mar 06, 2020 - Los Angeles 113 vs. Milwaukee 103
- Dec 19, 2019 - Milwaukee 111 vs. Los Angeles 104
- Mar 19, 2019 - Milwaukee 115 vs. Los Angeles 101
- Mar 01, 2019 - Milwaukee 131 vs. Los Angeles 120
- Mar 30, 2018 - Milwaukee 124 vs. Los Angeles 122
- Nov 11, 2017 - Milwaukee 98 vs. Los Angeles 90
- Mar 17, 2017 - Milwaukee 107 vs. Los Angeles 103
- Feb 10, 2017 - Los Angeles 122 vs. Milwaukee 114
- Feb 22, 2016 - Milwaukee 108 vs. Los Angeles 101
- Dec 15, 2015 - Los Angeles 113 vs. Milwaukee 95
Injury Report for Los Angeles
- Anthony Davis: Game-Time Decision (Wrist)
- Dwight Howard: Out (Back)
- Carmelo Anthony: Out (Hamstring)
- Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Milwaukee
- George Hill: Out (Neck)
- Brook Lopez: Out (Back)