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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report, stats and predicted lineups

The Los Angeles Lakers need to pick up wins to get into the NBA Playoffs and avoid the Play-In, but they host a tough opponent in the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday

LA is three games back from cracking the West's top six, which would have them avoid the Play-In. On the flip side, Milwaukee is second in the East which puts them on pace to play a winner of the Play-In games.

How to watch Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, TV channel and streaming

The Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers game will be broadcast on ESPN, which can be viewed through cable TV packages or live TV streaming apps like YouTubeTV, FuboTV, or SlingTV.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers start time, date and venue

The Bucks vs. Lakers game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles, California, with tip-off set for 10 PM ET / 9 PM CT / 7 PM PT on Friday, March 8.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers injury report

Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton - out (ankle), Giannis Antetokounmpo - probable (Achilles)

Los Angeles Lakers: Gabe Vincent - out (knee), Jarred Vanderbilt - out (foot), LeBron James - questionable (ankle), Anthony Davis - questionable (Achilles), Cam Reddish - probable (ankle), Christian Wood - out (knee)

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers predicted lineups

Milwaukee Bucks: Damian Lillard, Malik Beasley, Jae Crowder, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

Los Angeles Lakers: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers stats

  • The Bucks are 7-3 in their last 10 games; the Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • Los Angeles is 22-11 at home; Milwaukee is 16-15 on the road.
  • LeBron James and Anthony Davis lead the Lakers in scoring with 25.3 and 24.8 points per game respectively; Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard lead the Bucks in points per game with 30.7 and 24.4 respectively.
  • The Bucks are fourth in the NBA in points per game with 120.9; the Lakers are 11th with 117.2 points per game.
  • The Bucks and Lakers make threes at an almost identical rate, with the teams shooting 37.5 and 37.4 percent from beyond the arc respectively, although the Bucks take eight more three-pointers per game.
  • Both teams average 100.8 possessions per game, which puts them tied for the fifth-fastest pace this season.

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