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The Milwaukee Bucks play the Minnesota Timberwolves at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks currently hold a 6-23 record and are still looking to find the winning formula. While the Bucks have struggled all year, they have been even worse lately, losing eight of their last 10 games. On the other end, the Timberwolves look to be more than just average and sport a record of 14-15. This game has a start time of 8:30 pm EST and FSN-N and FSN-WIS will be providing coverage of the contest.

After their 104-93 loss to the Nets, the Bucks are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Giannis Antetokounmpo stuck out for Milwaukee, recording 16 points and 10 rebounds to earn his first double-double of the year. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are coming off a huge win against the Wizards, 120-98. Ricky Rubio had a good game for Minnesota, recording 11 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds.

The ineffective offense of Milwaukee (30th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 96.0) will square off against the elite defense of Minnesota (fifth in the league with a defensive efficiency of 108.9). The Timberwolves figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. The Timberwolves could also control the offensive glass in this matchup, as they rank fourth in the NBA in OR% at 29.4%. The Bucks, meanwhile, place near the bottom of the league (30th) on the defensive backboards with a DR% of 70.8%.

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