Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon will miss tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a bruise in his chest sustained in Sunday’s loss at Oklahoma City.
The Bucks, the only NBA team to not lose consecutive games, are looking to improve to 13-0 in games after a loss.
Brogdon averages 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He’ll miss his fourth game of the season. He missed consecutive three games in a five-game stretch in December.
Tony Snell will start in Brogdon’s place, and Pat Connaughton might see more action off the bench.
The Bucks are looking to complete a four-game sweep of the Pistons for the season. They’ve never swept Detroit in a season series.
Giannis Antetokounmpo enters the game a day after winning his fifth Eastern Conference Player of the Week award. He Antetokounmpo averaged 30.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block in three games last week. On Sunday he posted 27 points and 18 rebounds despite not scoring a field goal in the first half.
While the Bucks have never swept the Pistons in their first 50 seasons, they did notch the first victory ever in franchise history over Detroit — a 134-118 success on Oct. 31, 1968.