Bucks Injury Report: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Playing Tonight vs Nets? Official Update on 2x MVP

Published 12/27/2023, 12:23 PM EST

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Milwaukee Bucks aim to bounce back after the 129-122 loss to the New York Knicks on Christmas as they face the Brooklyn Nets in the next encounter. After Boston Celtics, the Bucks are at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 22-8 record. As the team prepares for the face-off at Barclays Center, questions over Giannis Antetokounmpo’s participation loom.

The Brooklyn Nets have a 15-win and 15-losses record, so the odds are not really in their favor. However, watching the big man of the Bucks is something fans highly anticipate, and his presence in the line on Wednesday night is crucial to ensure that win. But that seems doubtful, going by the recent reports.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable


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Giannis has been listed as questionable for the game with a right calf injury. Earlier, he was listed on the injury report due to a right mid-foot sprain against the New York Knicks. He played for 39 minutes and scored 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. And his play there could have worsened his health. His name on the injury management of the Bucks is an issue that could stall his participation in the game against the Nets.

Giannis has played for 11 seasons for his franchise. With a stunning average of 23 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in 748 regular-season games, Giannis is one of the finest in the business. Just this season alone, he is maintaining an average of 30.8 points with 11.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists. He leads the Bucks in history with the most career points and assists. His participation in each game has been crucial for the Bucks’ victory.

How would Giannis’ absence affect the game?

Giannis has not missed a game since the encounter against Toronto Raptors on November 15. If he is unavailable, Bobby Portis and MarJon Beauchamp will get the extra minutes to play. Jae Crowder has been ruled out due to surgery on the left abductor last month. He suffered an adductor and abdominal tear in the loss to Orlando Magic. He is out for weeks.


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Even without Giannis, the Bucks are favorites to win and tie with the Celtics in the group at the top spot. What are your thoughts on who will be at the top of the Easter Conference in the coming days? Let us know in the comments.


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