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NBA Saturday Schedule: Bucks, Clippers showcased on NBA TV

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Two 2019-20 championship contenders, the Milwaukee Bucks and L.A. Clippers, will be playing today during a triple-header on NBA TV.

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NBA TV will broadcast a triple-header today, kicking off with the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat at 2 p.m. and capped off by an evening meeting between the L.A. Clippers and Phoenix Suns.

The Bucks are coming off a comeback win on the road against the Houston Rockets on opening night in which reigning MVP Giannis Antetokuonmpo kicked off the 2019-20 season with a 30-point, 13-rebound, and 11-assist triple double in just 28 minutes — that he did all that while fouling out feels like a harbinger for things to come this season.

Sam Amick of The Athletic wrote about the performance and Antetokuonmpo’s insane potential for growth by referring back to a comment the Greek All-Star made back in July.

“I think I am at 60 percent of my potential,” Antetokounmpo, whose Bucks posted the league’s best regular season record (60-22) last season only to fall to Kawhi Leonard’s Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in May, told ESPN that day.

Korver wasn’t buying it – at first.

“I was like, ‘Yeah, ok; Whatever; Sure,” he told The Athletic. “And then I ended up shooting with him the next week (at the University of California Santa Barbara), randomly, and I was like, ‘Hmm. He might be about 60 percent.’”

As Korver notes, his line from the other night really exemplifies his potential — he’s unbelievably efficient and always seems to make you think that he could end up doing more. But the fact that he’s humble enough to also give credit to his teammates when it’s due and put in the work to maximize his potential makes his future even more frightening.

Today, the Bucks will play the Heat, who will be without Jimmy Butler due to the recent birth of his daughter, as reported by Khobi Price of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The Heat won their first game of the season even without Butler as familiar face Kendrick Nunn scored 24 points in his debut.

The second game in today’s triple-header will be between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks with the team that lost out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and any legitimate star in recent memory looking for their first win of the season. NBA TV’s night will conclude with the Phoenix Suns hosting Kawhi Leonard and the L.A. Clippers ... and... well ... we’re pretty familiar with what that team’s about so I’ll just stop there.

Feel free to comment on the games as they happen in the comments below.