Milwaukee puts road win streak on the line against New Orleans
Milwaukee Bucks (42-7, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (20-30, 12th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee hits the road against New Orleans trying to prolong its five-game road winning streak.
The Pelicans are 10-15 in home games. New Orleans allows the most points in the Western Conference, giving up 117.1 points and allowing opponents to shoot 46.3 percent.
The Bucks have gone 19-4 away from home. Milwaukee has a 31-7 record when allowing more than 100 points.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Bucks defeated the Pelicans 127-112 in their last meeting on Dec. 11. Eric Bledsoe led Milwaukee with 29 points, and JJ Redick paced New Orleans scoring 31 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Ingram is shooting 46.9 percent and averaging 24.9 points. Derrick Favors has averaged 7.8 rebounds and added 10.3 points per game over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged 30 points and 13.1 rebounds for the Bucks. Khris Middleton is shooting 63.0 percent and has averaged 25.5 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 123 points, 49.7 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 7.3 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 49.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting.
Bucks: 9-1, averaging 124.4 points, 52.9 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 6.4 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting.
INJURIES: Pelicans: Kenrich Williams: out (back), Darius Miller: out (achilles).
Bucks: Frank Mason: out (abdominal), George Hill: out (hamstring).