The streak is on the line. After hammering the Atlanta Hawks for their fifth straight victory on Thursday evening, the Sacramento Kings finish off their four-game road trip Sunday against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum.
De’Aaron Fox is coming off his first career triple-double and looking to bring his team back to Sacramento with a clean sheet on the trip. He’ll be paired in the backcourt by the red-hot Buddy Hield, who has scored 20 or more in each of the Kings’ last five games.
Pregame show on NBC Sports Bay California begins at 12:00 p.m., with tip-off scheduled for 12:30 pm.
The Kings return home following the game where they’ll face another quality Eastern Conference opponent in the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday at Golden 1 Center.
Line: Bucks by 10
Projected Starting Lineup
PG De’Aaron Fox
SG Buddy Hield
SF Iman Shumpert
PF Nemanja Bjelica
C Willie Cauley-Stein
PG Eric Bledsoe
SG Malcolm Brogdon
SF Khris Middleton
PF Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Brook Lopez
SG Bogdan Bogdanovic (left knee) OUT.
PF DJ Wilson (hamstring) OUT, G Jodie Meeks (suspension) OUT, PG Trevon Duval (eye) DAY-TO-DAY.
Coach Dave Joerger had the luxury of playing everyone in the win over the Hawks, but that was due to the lopsided score. He’s settled in on a 9-10 man rotation with Yogi Ferrell and Frank Mason sharing backup point guard minutes behind Fox. That could all change later this week when Bogdan Bogdanovic returns to action after missing the first couple of weeks of the season. Since returning from a hamstring injury, veteran Kosta Koufos has been playing 12 minutes per game as the team’s reserve center.
It’s the Greek Freak’s world, we’re all just living in it. The superstar forward is posting huge numbers for new head coach Mike Budenholzer. Milwaukee is running with a 10-man rotation, with seven of those players seeing 20 minutes or more. Budenholzer is using Bledsoe and Brogdon in a two point guard set with rookie Donte Divincenzo seeing plenty of minutes off the bench. Antetokounmpo and Middleton present a huge size issue for Sacramento. Big man Brook Lopez is an offensive threat, but there are serious concerns as to whether he can keep up in what should be an up and down game.