Los Angeles plays Milwaukee on 6-game win streak
Los Angeles Clippers (45-30, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (56-19, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles aims to keep its six-game win streak intact when the Clippers take on Milwaukee.
The Bucks have gone 31-6 at home. Milwaukee has the NBA’s top offense averaging 117.4 points and shooting 47.6 percent.
The Clippers are 22-17 in road games. Los Angeles averages 45.6 rebounds per game and is 29-8 when winning the rebounding battle. In their last meeting on Nov. 10, the Clippers won 128-126. Montrezl Harrell scored a team-high 26 points for Los Angeles in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.3 points and 12.6 rebounds for the Bucks. Brook Lopez has averaged 7.1 rebounds and added 14.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
Ivica Zubac leads the Clippers with 7.9 rebounds and averages 8.9 points. Lou Williams has averaged 23.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 46.5 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 9-1, averaging 119.3 points, 47.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting.
Bucks: 7-3, averaging 118.1 points, 51.1 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107 points on 42.4 percent shooting.
Bucks Injuries: Pau Gasol: out (ankle), Nikola Mirotic: out (left thumb), Donte DiVincenzo: out for season (heel), Malcolm Brogdon: out (heel), Tony Snell: out (ankle).
Clippers Injuries: Landry Shamet: day to day (leg), Luc Mbah a Moute: out (knee), Patrick Beverley: day to day (hip).