Milwaukee faces Charlotte, looks for 6th straight home win
Charlotte Hornets (13-10, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (13-8, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee hosts Charlotte aiming to extend its five-game home winning streak.
The Bucks are 9-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee leads the Eastern Conference in rebounding, averaging 47.5 boards. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 11.8 rebounds.
The Hornets have gone 9-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is third in the league with 26.3 assists per game led by LaMelo Ball averaging 8.2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Antetokounmpo is averaging 27 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.8 blocks for the Bucks. Bobby Portis is averaging 17.5 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 55.4% over the past 10 games for Milwaukee.
Ball averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, scoring 19.3 points while shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc. Terry Rozier is shooting 50.0% and averaging 21.3 points over the past 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 8-2, averaging 112.2 points, 49.1 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.5 points per game.
Hornets: 7-3, averaging 114.3 points, 44.5 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points.
INJURIES: Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: out (foot), Semi Ojeleye: day to day (calf), Brook Lopez: out (back).
Hornets: Cody Martin: out (illness), Mason Plumlee: out (calf).