On Friday evening, the Milwaukee Bucks are hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
They will be left without one of their best players for the game as NBA champion Khris Middleton was ruled out with a knee injury.
Outsiders NBA: “Khris Middleton (knee) is out for Friday.”
The three-time NBA All-Star has missed every one of the last six games, so this will be his seventh straight game off the lineup.
He has played seven games this season and is averaging 11.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.
Last season, Middleton averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest to make the NBA All-Star Game.
Despite their slow start to the season, the Bucks are still among the best teams in the NBA.
They come into the night with a 22-12 record in 34 games, which has them as the third seed in the Eastern Conference.
However, the Bucks are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and are 4-6 in their last 10 games overall.
At home they are 14-3 in the 17 games they hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Timberwolves go into the matchup with a 16-19 record in 35 games.
They are the 11th seed in the Western Conference and also in the midst of a four-game losing streak.
The Timberwolves are 3-7 in their last 10 games, and along the way they went 7-11 in 16 games from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.