NBA Lineups, Matchups and Injury News 4/6/19

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Injury News

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Bucks: Khris Middleton (groin) and Ersan Ilyasova (nose) are probable.

Bulls: Zach LaVine (thigh) is out. Kris Dunn (back) is doubtful. Wayne Selden (knee) is probable.

Nets: Allen Crabbe (knee) is out for the rest of the season.

76ers: Joel Embiid (knee) is questionable. Jimmy Butler (back tightness) is questionable.

Today’s NBA Matchups

Brooklyn Nets (39-40) at Milwaukee Bucks (59-20)

Line: Bucks -6, O/U: 237

Bucks: 117 ppg, best defense in the NBA, very fast pace

Nets: 112 ppg, below average defense, below average pace

Notes:

  • Milwaukee clinched the best record in the league and home-court advantage through the playoffs with a 128-122 win over the Sixers in a classic battle.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 45 points, 13 boards, 6 assists and 5 blocks. He and Joel Embiid are the only players to hit all those numbers since the merger, and the Greek Freak said afterwards that Embiid and other centers can’t really guard him.
  • Khris Middleton kicked in 22 in the win. He’s been a perfect second star this year.
  • Eric Bledsoe got ejected from the win after playing dodgeball with Embiid.
  • Malcolm Brogdon remains without a timetable for return, but the Bucks are hoping to have him back by the Eastern Conference semifinals.
  • The Nets have lost four of their last five at the worst possible time, and now they’re just a game up on the ninth-seeded Heat.
  • D’Angelo Russell had 27 points, 6 assists and 7 rebounds in a 115-105 loss to the Raptors. If the playoffs started today, that would be the first round matchup.
  • Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie are key contributors off the bench, but they’ve both been inconsistent since returning from injury.
  • Allen Crabbe is officially done for the season with a knee injury.

Philadelphia 76ers (49-30) at Chicago Bulls (22-57)

Line: Sixers -9, O/U: 227

Bulls: 104 ppg, bottom ten defense, slower than average pace

76ers: 116 ppg, above average defense, faster than average pace

Notes:

  • The Bulls snapped a five-game skid with a 115-114 win over the Wizards.
  • Chicago native Walt Lemon Jr. led the team with 24 points and 8 assists, and Jakarr Sampson added 18 points and 9 boards off the bench.
  • Zach LaVineKris Dunn and Otto Porter will all probably remain on the shelf for the rest of the season.
  • The Sixers have lost three in a row, coming up short at home against Milwaukee 128-122.
  • Joel Embiid put up a monster game with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists, but he couldn’t contain the Greek Freak who went off for 45. Embiid is questionable tonight against the tanking Bulls.
  • Jimmy Butler was out with a tight back and is questionable again tonight. Mike Scott filled in and put up 22 in the loss.
  • JJ Redick is averaging 28 points in the last three games.
  • Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons combined for just 19 points in the Milwaukee loss.

  
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