The Bucks vs Spurs Scrimmage is one of the four restart games today. Here we look at the match preview, team news and live streaming details.
The NBA Scrimmage games have begun and the players are getting themselves into the groove for the NBA restart in a week’s time. The 1st round of scrimmage games for every team will have a 10 minute quarter in order to help players gradually get their match minutes up.
The first match for today will be between championship contenders Milwaukee Bucks and former champions San Antonio Spurs. While the Bucks sit atop the Eastern conference, the Spurs have had a forgetful campaign this season. The game will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Both teams would be aiming to get some much needed match practice under their belt before the seeding games begin. With 4 months out, expect players to be a little rusty, yet hungry for game time.
Where to watch Bucks vs Spurs Scrimmage on TV and Online?
Fans can watch the Bucks vs Spurs Scrimmage on NBA TV with the help of their NBA League Pass. NBA TV is available, both on the NBA website and the mobile app.
The League pass is on sale and fans can even access the free trial, depending on which country you are trying to buy it from.
The game will also be streamed on Bucks.com and the Bucks app.
Furthermore, the game can also be viewed by viewers within FOX Sports Wisconsin’s broadcast area.(This is a geographically limited stream though)
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Bucks vs Spurs Scrimmage Team News
The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton for the game. Reigning MVP Giannis has recovered from his knee injury and will be expected to play some minutes.
While Blesdoe has arrived into the Bubble, he will need to first quarantine himself before getting to re-unite with his team
Bucks available roster: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Ropin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Marvin Williams, DJ Wilson
The Spurs lost LaMarcus Aldridge to a season-ending injury. His absence will an opportunity for the younger stars to realize their potential. The former champions will bank on the veteran DeMar DeRozan.
Spurs available roster: DeMar DeRozan, Marco Belinelli, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Metu, Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Weatherspoon, Derrick White, Tyler Zeller
What to expect from both the teams heading into the restart?
The Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites to win the Eastern Conference this season. Led by reigning MVP Giannis and ably supported by all-star Khris Middleton, the Bucks have the best record in the entire league.
Spurs on the other hand have had a poor campaign this season.They sit 12th on the western conference table and have a dismal record of 27-36 this season. The 2014 champions are set to miss out on the playoffs this season. Their remaining games should be an opportunity for the younger players to show their worth to head coach Popovich.
Now, with this being just a scrimmage game, expect both teams to not go totally at it from the tip off. The Bucks would want Giannis to slowly pave his way into the restart and the Spurs would be hoping that Pop could tactically sort things out and maybe help them make that late surge towards a playoff spot.