Bucks Injury Report: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Playing Tonight vs Nuggets? Greek Freak’s Availability Ahead of the Clash of 2x MVPs

Published 02/12/2024, 5:33 AM EST

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The Milwaukee Bucks has had a poor stretch in the last few games. The team lost 5 out of their 7 games and also slipped a rank down in the Eastern Conference. One of the major reason for the slump could be the injury woes, as three of their players from the starting line-up missed a few games in the stretch. On top of it, the team also had a major change in their coaching department. Moreover, to further add insult to the injury, the franchise leader Giannis Antetokounmpo might miss tonight’s game.

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Ahead of the clash against the Denver Nuggets, the Bucks released their injury report. The superstar, who carried the team in the last week with the absence of his starting line-up, seemed to have injured his knee. The team listed Giannis in the Probables for the game against the Nuggets due to right knee patellar tendonitis.

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Along with him, the team has added the 2x MVP’s newest teammate, Damian Lillard, to the Probables due to a left ankle sprain. Notably, Lillard missed a couple of games in the last week with the same issue. However, the management will take the call about their participation ahead of the game since they both are listed in the Probables.

Apart from that, Khris Middleton has been ruled out of the game due to an ankle issue. Moreover, the Bucks coach, Doc Rivers, stressed that Middleton won’t be available for at least two more games.

Whereas on the other hand, the Nuggets have two players on the Day-to-Day list. The team revealed that Michael Porter Jr. and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are questionable for tonight’s game, as per ESPN. 

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Keeping the injury report in consideration, let’s find out the predictions for tonight’s game.

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Prediction: Bucks vs Nuggets

Ever since Doc Rivers has taken over the head coach role, the team has gotten into a slump. While the injuries play a major role in this affair, some criticized Rivers for his poor rotation of players in the clutch moments. Notably, the 62-year-old coaching stint for the current Bucks team started off against the Nuggets and it didn’t end well.

2x MVP Nikola Jokić and his men took home a comfortable 113-107 win against a healthy Bucks. And the Wisconsin team may have to face a similar fate tonight, considering the injury report. Jamal Murray and Jokic have been complimenting each other in the last few games and could turn around equations in the West in the coming days.

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Will the Bucks turn it around if Giannis misses out on today’s game? Let us know in the comments below.

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