DET vs MIL Dream11: Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to extend their 12-game winning run when they play Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena, on Thursday morning (IST).
The Bucks currently sit atop the Eastern Conference and enjoy a three-game advantage over surprised package Miami Heat in second place. Their current run of 12 straight wins is the best in the NBA and the return of 18-3, joint-best with Los Angeles Lakers. The Bucks are 9-1 in home games and 9-2 on the road heading into this game.
Detroit Piston, meanwhile, won two consecutive games only for the second time this season following a 94-127 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was Pistons’ only fourth win in the last 10, only second on the road, and are now 8-13 on the season.
Teams: Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks
Venue: Little Caesars Arena
Match Timing: December 05, @05:30 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Gree-freak is on fire and is the front runner to win his second consecutive NBA MVP award. He is averaging 30.8 points per game.
Blake Griffin: He is leading the team with 18.5 points per game this season. The 30-year-old is more than capable of dropping the game-high numbers in any game.
Andre Drummond: Leads the whole NBA with 17.1 per game, and is 2nd best player in average points with 17.1 per game.
Detroit Pistons: The host will miss the services of point guard Reggie Jackson (lower back injury) and Khyri Thomas (foot injury). The rest of the squad is fit and healthy.
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks will miss both Sterling Brown (shoulder injury) and Brook Lopez (back injury) before the game. No other injury problems for the Bucks. Robin Lopez will start Center if Brook is not fit enough.
Detroit Pistons: Blake Griffin, Tony Snell, Andre Drummond, Luke Kennard, Bruce Brown Jr.
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez / Robin Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews
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Detroit Pistons: Blake Griffin, Tony Snell, Bruce Brown, Andre Drummond, Thon Maker, Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Khyri Thomas, Christian Wood, Sekou Doumbouya, Derrick Rose, Markieff Morris, Tim Frazier, Joe Johnson
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Sterling Brown, Ersan İlyasova, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, D. J. Wilson
Both the teams have players on the bench who are consistent in scoring. The likes of Derrick Rose, Markieff Morris, Christian Wood, George Hill, Pat Connaughton and Donte DiVincenzo all will be value for money here.
You can have good points left to select Giannis Antetokounmpo and Blake Griffin, and even Eric Bledsoe.
PG: G Hill, D Rose
SG: D DiVincenzo, L Galloway
SF: K Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo (SP), B Griffin
C: R Lopez
PG: G Hill
SG: D DiVincenzo, L Galloway. L Kennard
SF: K Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo (SP)
C: R Lopez, A Drummond