The GOLDEN STATE and the MILWAUKEE will both be gunning for a victory on 12/7/2018 at 9:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS vs MILWAUKEE BUCKS
When: 9:30 PM ET, Friday, December 7, 2018
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: 9:35 PM
PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE , GOLDEN STATE
Oddsmakers currently have the MILWAUKEE listed as 1.5 point favorites versus the GOLDEN STATE, while the game’s total is sitting at 239.5.
Fresh off a trouncing of their former NBA Finals rivals and looking much more like themselves of late, the Golden State Warriors are seeking revenge for one of their worst losses. The Warriors, who suffered a 134-111 home loss to the Bucks on Nov. 8, will try to ride red-hot Stephen Curry to a victory when they visit Milwaukee on Friday.
Curry went down with a groin injury in the Nov. 8 meeting that kept him out the next 11 games, but he is quickly rediscovering his MVP form upon his return and followed up 30 points in a win at Atlanta on Monday with 42 on 11-of-20 shooting in Wednesday’s 129-105 triumph at Cleveland. The two-time MVP is 15-of-24 from 3-point range over the last two games, during which Golden State is averaging 128.5 points. The Bucks bounced back from a tough loss at New York by breezing past the Detroit Pistons 115-92 on Wednesday. “I thought the effort by our guys was very good and the togetherness, I felt like we were very together defensively,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters. “Sometimes you take three or four days without a game and it can be not good, but it’s good to see our guys come out off the start with a good aggressiveness on both ends and find a way to beat a good team.”
TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, NBCS Bay Area (Golden State)
ABOUT THE WARRIORS (17-9): Curry’s scoring blitz overshadowed another strong game on Wednesday from All-Star forward Kevin Durant, who collected 25 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes. Durant is 19-of-29 from the floor in the last two games while totaling 17 assists and 15 boards. Fellow power forward Jonas Jerebko is on a hot streak as well and is 18-of-25 from the floor over the last four games.
ABOUT THE BUCKS (16-7): Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting in the Nov. 8 victory at Golden State and was just as effective on Wednesday, when he raced around the Pistons for 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting in 26 minutes. “I feel great,” Bledsoe told reporters. “We have a great group of guys that can get it going at any time. I just try to do other things to help the team win. Those 50-50 balls always win games.” Bledsoe added four assists and four steals to his collection on Wednesday and averages 5.9 assists and 1.4 thefts.
1. Bucks PF D.J. Wilson (hamstring) made his season debut on Wednesday and scored seven points in six minutes off the bench.
2. Warriors PF Draymond Green (toe) could return on Monday.
3. Golden State won its last two trips to Milwaukee.
PREDICTION: Warriors 123, Bucks 119