After wins over the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz, the Lakers draw an Eastern Conference playoff team in the Bucks, fresh off their trade that brought in point guard Michael Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers.
Brandon Knight, who the Lakers have historically struggled to guard, was sent to the Phoenix Suns at the deadline. Carter-Williams is expected to play, although he's still working his way back from a foot injury.
The Bucks have one of the NBA's most intriguing young players in guard/forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
In his second year in the league, Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists a game while shooting 49.1% from the field.
He's extremely athletic and versatile, capable of playing almost any position. Antetokounmpo is also a willing defender.
What he doesn't do particularly well is shoot from long range, hitting just 16.1% from behind the three-point line.
Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson is coming off the best game of his career, scoring 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting in the win over the Jazz.
The Lakers have had a difficult season, to say the least, but one bright spot has been the development of Clarkson.
Milwaukee is still working in Carter-Williams, but he's a do-a-bit-of-everything type of guard who can score, rebound and play-make.
The team could also use a big game from reserve forward Ed Davis, especially on the glass.
The Bucks are one of the better defensive teams in the year but they may struggle for offense on Friday.
While the Lakers have played well in recent games, expect the winning streak to be cut short at two.