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Defending Champs Visit Steph, Warriors

The champs led by reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will head into the Chase Center in San Francisco riding a a six-game winning streak. The first matchup between these two teams was lopsided with the Bucks winning 118-99 on they’re home floor.

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The Warriors once again will have to try and deal with Giannis (29.7/ppg) without they’re leader(not best player) Draymond Green who will be missing his 31st straight game with a back injury. Led by two-time MVP and now All-Star MVP for the first time this year Steph Curry they will try to win they’re third straight. This game is important for the Warrior’s as they are a half game behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the second seed in the West.

Head Coach Steve Kerr recently criticized his team for lack of effort on the defensive end for giving up 120+ points in four out of five of their previous losses. Now they have to keep this Bucks team from doing the same as they are tied for first in PPG (114.6) along with the Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday who missed the first match up back in January will return for this one and he will probably get a majority of the responsibility on Curry, along with backcourt teammate Khris Middleton. The second seeded Bucks in the Eastern Conference are playing well recently after starting the season off slow partly because of missing players due to health and safety protocols.

The Warriors are 27-7 on their home floor and will be tested again tonight. Because the Bucks are defending Champions for a reason. The main thing head coach Kerr will be telling his players before this game will be to get back on defense when Giannis has the ball in transition, because they don’t have anyone (especially with Draymond out) to keep him from the basket.

This will be a game fans will be watching to see if the Warriors are the real deal, and if the East still runs through Milwaukee.

Tip off 5:30 PT

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