|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Central Division||106.5 (2nd)||106.8 (3rd)|
Tue Apr 3
|W 106 - 102||BOS|
Thu Apr 5
|L 111 - 119||BKN|
Sat Apr 7
|W 115 - 102||@NY|
Mon Apr 9
|W 102 - 86||ORL|
Wed Apr 11
|L 95 - 130||@PHI|
Sun Apr 15
|L 107 - 113||@BOS|
Tue Apr 17
|L 106 - 120||@BOS|
Fri Apr 20
|W 116 - 92||BOS|
Sun Apr 22
|W 104 - 102||BOS|
Tue Apr 24
|L 87 - 92||@BOS|
Thu Apr 26
8:00 pm ET
Sat Apr 28
8:00 pm ET
Henson (back) is listed as doubtful in the game notes for Game 6 against the Celtics on Thursday.
Henson has missed three straight games due to a sore back and it appears the discomfort has yet to subside, so he'll miss yet another contest Thursday if all goes as expected. That said, game notes can be a bit unreliable at times, so it will be worth it to monitor his status up through pregame warmups to make sure he's sidelined. Tyler Zeller (10 minutes) started in Henson's place again during Game 5, though it was Thon Maker (23 minutes) and Jabari Parker (32 minutes) who appeared to benefit the most in terms of playing time.
Antetokounmpo tallied 16 points (5-10 FG, 6-9 FT), 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks across 41 minutes during a 92-87 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday.
Antetokounmpo fell just one assist shy of a triple-double during the Game 5 loss. The 16 points marked his lowest total so far of the series, as did his 10 field goal attempts. Expect a higher point total for Antetokounmpo as the team returns home for Game 6 on the brink of elimination.
Henson (back) is out for Tuesday's Game 5 against Boston, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Henson continues to battle back soreness, keeping him out for a third game in a row. In his stead, Tyler Zeller will likely continue starting at center. He's averaged 3.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.0 steal and 1.0 assist in 15.0 minutes over the past two games. Thon Maker has been a bigger contributor off the pine, averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 blocks and 3.5 rebounds in 27.5 minutes over the past two contests.
Maker tallied eight points (3-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five blocks, two rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes during Sunday's 104-102 victory over the Celtics.
Maker had another five blocked shots Sunday while also seeing 30 minutes of playing time, far more than starter Tyler Zeller. Maker has stamped his authority on the defensive end of the floor in the absence of John Henson (back) and has been rewarded with a nice run with the starters. Should Henson be forced to miss another game, Maker should be able to see minutes in the mid-twenties once again in Game 5.
Parker totaled 16 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals, and one assist in 24 minutes during Sunda's 104-102 victory over the Celtics.
Parker had another strong performance Sunday, backing up his previous outing. The five defensive stats were particularly impressive and he appeared much more focused on both ends of the floor. The series now moves back to Boston where the Bucks will look to continue the momentum and try to steal home-court advantage back.
|2017-18 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF||26.9|
|RPG||Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF||10|
|APG||Eric Bledsoe, PG||5|
|FG%||Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF||52.9|
|FT%||Khris Middleton, SF||88.4|
|3P%||Tony Snell, SG||40.3|
|BLOCKS||John Henson, C||109|
|STEALS||Eric Bledsoe, PG||149|
|MPG||Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF||36.7|
|Full Team Statistics|