Sabonis and Sacramento take on the Bucks in non-conference play

Mon, Mar 11, 2024
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Sabonis and Sacramento take on the Bucks in non-conference play

Milwaukee Bucks (42-23, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (36-27, seventh in the Western Conference)

Sacramento, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Domantas Sabonis and the Sacramento Kings host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in non-conference play.

The Kings have gone 17-12 at home. Sacramento ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 53.0 points per game in the paint led by Sabonis averaging 14.7.

The Bucks are 17-16 in road games. Milwaukee is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 26.5 assists per game led by Damian Lillard averaging 6.9.

The Kings average 14.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.8 more made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Bucks allow. The Bucks are shooting 49.1% from the field, 0.2% higher than the 48.9% the Kings' opponents have shot this season.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Bucks won the last meeting 143-142 in overtime on Jan. 15, with Lillard scoring 29 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: De'Aaron Fox is shooting 47.2% and averaging 27.0 points for the Kings. Sabonis is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games.

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Lillard is scoring 24.7 points per game and averaging 4.4 rebounds for the Bucks. Malik Beasley is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 6-4, averaging 115.6 points, 44.7 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points per game.

Bucks: 7-3, averaging 113.7 points, 44.8 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.0 points.

INJURIES: Kings: Sasha Vezenkov: out (ankle).

Bucks: Chris Livingston: day to day (g-league assignment), Khris Middleton: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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