Tonight’s matchup: Bucks, Greek Freak stand between Heat and seventh straight win

Miami’s James Johnson and Milwaukee ‘s Giannis Antetokounmpo wrestle for a loose ball during the Heat’s win in Milwaukee last season. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

MILWAUKEE BUCKS AT MIAMI HEAT

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 24-17, Milwaukee 22-19

Line: Miami is favored by 2 points.

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Heat

F: Josh Richardson

F: Kelly Olynyk

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Derrick Jones Jr.

G: Goran Dragic

Bucks

F: Khris Middleton

F: Giannis Antetokounmpo

C: John Henson

G: Malcolm Brogdon

G: Eric Bledsoe

Scouting report: The entire three-game series between the two teams this season will be played in the next 27 days. The teams also meet Wednesday in Milwaukee and Feb. 9 in Miami. … The Heat won 3-of-4 from the Bucks last season. Hassan Whiteside averaged 17.5 points, 14.3 rebounds in the four games while Giannis ‘The Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo averaged 19.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. Antetokounmpo is second in the league in scoring with a 28.5 average and 11th in rebounding with 9.9 per game. Khris Middleton is averaging 20.0 points. … The Bucks are without Jabari Parker (knee). … Justise Winslow is expected to return for the Heat after missing 14 games because of a sprained left knee. … Miami is without Dion Waiters (left ankle), Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery) and Okaro White (left foot surgery). … Miami has won six in a row and 13 of its last 14 games. … The Heat have the eighth-best offensive rating in the league during their winning streak with 110.9 points per 100 possessions and the 13th best defensive rating, allowing 106.2 points per 100 possessions.

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