The Milwaukee Bucks get their first crack at the new-look New Jersey Nets for a Martin Luther King Day nightcap.
The Bucks are coming off a 112-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday where Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points despite missing nine of his ten free throws. It is part of a four-game winning streak and a 7-1 run for the Bucks. The team has won its last eight in Brooklyn, but this is a different Nets team than the past few years.
Kyrie Irving is MIA after disappearing from the team and then was docked time and money for breaking COVID-19 protocols. Kevin Durant is back from a season-long injury that prevented him from playing last year but has him now among the league's top scorers. The Nets also recently acquired James Harden, who made his debut over the weekend to rave reviews, getting a triple-double on 32 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds.
The two teams battle it out on national television beginning at 6:30 p.m.