The Pelicans face the Milwaukee Bucks in the final scrimmage before the normal season resumes. Here is the preview for the game and where to catch the action.
The Bucks put up a phenomenal performance in their previous scrimmage against the Sacramento Kings. They defeated them 131-123. The Bucks have won both their pre-season scrimmages.
They will definitely be looking to make it a trifecta. The Pelicans also go into this game with 2 victories in 2 scrimmages. They thrashed the Nets by 31 points in their opener and got the better of the Nuggets a couple of days ago.
Both teams will most certainly attempt to win 3-for-3. However, since there are no points at stake, we could see both coaches giving floor time for the bench.
Where to watch Pelicans vs Bucks Scrimmage on TV and Online?
The game is set to tip-off at 8 PM ET on Monday.
NBA fans all over the world can log into NBA TV and watch the game live with the help of the NBA League Pass. You can also download the App onto smart devices and gaming consoles. Do also check out the free trial for the NBA League pass, if you haven’t bought it already.
You can also watch the game on Fox Sports New Orleans.
Both Bucks.com and Pelicans.com, the website of the respective teams will live-stream the game.
You can also watch it on Fubo.tv.
Last time before it’s real 👀
🕖 7 PM CT
No Zion for the Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/LQW1UqEUFT
— Bucks Lead (@BucksLead) July 27, 2020
What to expect from the Pelicans vs Bucks Scrimmage?
Although the competition will be fierce, we can expect a fairly laid-back game of basketball between these teams. In the previous game for the Pelicans, both Giannis and Khris Middleton were on the bench for the whole of the second half after giving their team an 80-point lead at the end of the first.
This game against the Bucks will be the toughest among their three scrimmages. Although the Pelicans looked good even without Zion Williamson, the battle against the Bucks will be the most real challenge of their 3 practice game. Giannis and the Bucks will definitely be the best scrimmage challenge the undefeated Pelicans face.
This would mean that their starters would have to claim more time to keep the rotations and momentum flowing. Since this is the last game for both teams before the season resumes, their starters could till play deep into the third quarter.
How are the teams lined-up?
Fans, however, will still be deprived of the highly anticipated and mouth-watering matchup between Giannis and Zion as the later is under 4-day quarantine after returning to the bubble.
New Orleans Pelicans (Available Roster): Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Lonzo Ball, Zylan Cheatham, Derrick Favors, Josh Hart, Jaxson Hayes, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Frank Jackson, Nicolo Melli, E’Twaun Moore, Jahlil Okafor, JJ Redick, Sindarius Thornwell, Kenrich Williams.
Milwaukee 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