Lakers vs Bucks: What To Watch Out For

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It’s a battle of MVPs as LeBron meets Giannis at Staples.

Game details

Milwaukee Bucks @ LA Lakers

Saturday March 7, 2:30pm AEDT

Staples Center

Odds

Lakers $1.90Bucks $1.90

Last time they met

Bucks 111 – Lakers 104

December 19, 2019

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee

Head-to-head (this season)

Bucks 1 – Lakers 0

What you need to know about the game

There aren’t many matchups more enticing than LA vs Milwaukee, and the Lakers could very well find their stiffest competition in the Bucks.

Not only can the Bucks match the Lakers on offence, but their defensive rating (101.2) is one of the best in league history (when adjusted for scoring rates across eras).

Make no mistake, holding teams to 101.2 points per 100 possessions in this scoring-mad era is something special.

The Bucks won their first matchup with the Lakers this season, limiting LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the process.

LeBron shot at just 42 percent from the field and Davis wasn’t much better at 44 percent.

Now, LA’s two-headed monster will get its chance to respond, in what could very well be a spectacular Finals preview. 

*Odds accurate as of March 6. 

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