Milwaukee Bucks (38-23, third in Eastern Conference) versus Houston Rockets (15-47, 15th in Western Conference)
Houston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston looks to end its five-game losing streak when the Rockets take on Milwaukee.
The missiles have gone 7-24 in home games. Houston averages 42.5 rebounds per game and is 5-37 when outdone by opponents.
The dollars are 18-13 on the way. Milwaukee has a record of 37-20 when it scores more than 100 points.
The teams will compete against each other on Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Wood shoots 52.4% and an average of 21.1 points. Wood has averaged 10 rebounds and 19 points per game in the last 10 games for Houston.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and six assists for the bucks. Khris Middleton averaged 16.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in their last 10 games for Milwaukee while shooting 39.3%.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Missiles: 1-9, averaging 107.3 points, 43.9 rebounds, 24 assists, 8.4 steals, and four blocks per game while 45.2% is shot off the field. Your opponents averaged 119.8 points at 49.1% shooting.
Dollars: 6-4, averaging 120.9 points, 49.2 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.9 steals, and four blocks per game, while 48.6% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 111 points at 45.1% shooting.
INJURIES: Rockets: DJ Augustin: out (ankle), Dante Exum: out (calf), David Nwaba: out (wrist), Sterling Brown: out (knee), John Wall: out for the season (hamstring), Eric Gordon: out (bar).
Dollar: Axel Toupane: out (oblique).