Philadelphia faces Milwaukee, aims for 4th straight home win
Milwaukee Bucks (58-20, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (49-29, third in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hosts Milwaukee trying to extend its three-game home winning streak.
The 76ers have gone 30-9 at home. Philadelphia is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 11 offensive rebounds per game, led by Joel Embiid averaging 2.5.
The Bucks have gone 38-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 26.1 assists per game, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 5.9. The 76ers won 130-125 in the last matchup between these two teams on March 17. Embiid led Philadelphia with 40 points and Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 52 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: JJ Redick leads the 76ers averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers and scoring 17.8 points per game while shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc. Mike Scott is averaging 1.4 made 3-pointers and 6.3 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Antetokounmpo has shot 57.7 percent and is averaging 27.4 points for the Bucks. Pat Connaughton is shooting 52.6 percent and has averaged 10.7 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 7-3, averaging 120 points, 51.7 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 117.9 points, 50.4 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting.
76ers Injuries: James Ennis III: day to day (right quad contusion), Furkan Korkmaz: out (torn right meniscus), Joel Embiid: day to day (load management - knee).
Bucks Injuries: Pau Gasol: out (ankle), Nikola Mirotic: out (left thumb), Donte DiVincenzo: out for season (heel), Malcolm Brogdon: out (heel), Khris Middleton: day to day (left groin soreness), Tony Snell: out (ankle), Ersan Ilyasova: day to day (back).