Will Blake Griffin Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons: Injury Updates, Lineups, and Prediction By

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January 14, 2021 12:30 am

The Milwaukee Bucks are in some form winning four games of the last five they have played. They will hope that they can replicate this form against the Detroit Pistons tonight.

The Detroit Pistons, on the other hand, lost once again, continuing their dismal start to the regular season. The Pistons will hope that they can build on their new star Jerami Grant’s form and finally gain some much-needed momentum.

The Bucks face the Pistons tonight at 7:00 PM EST. Take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

Detroit Pistons injury updates and predicted lineup

The Pistons currently have the worst record in the NBA. In the ten regular season games they have played, they have won only two games.

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) gets defended by Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the fourth quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Despite this losing record, their off-season acquisition Jerami Grant has been on fire in the Pistons. Grant has averaged 25.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game.

The Pistons have some major injury concerns. Rookie guard Killian Hayes is set to miss the game against the Bucks with a hip injury. Veteran guard Derrick Rose is probable for the game and he recovers from a knee injury.

With their starting backcourt possibly missing, they might face a tough task against the Bucks.

Probable Lineup

Josh Jackson (G)

Delon Wright (G)

Jerami Grant (F)

Blake Griffin (F)

Mason Plumlee (C).

Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and lineup prediction

After a rocky start to their season, the Milwaukee Bucks are back in full force and have seven victories in the eleven games they have played. The Bucks’ talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo has finally started putting up some MVP caliber numbers.

Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis (9) reacts with guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) after dunking against the Detroit Pistons at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

In the last five games, the ‘Greek Freak’ averaged 30.8 points, 4.8 assists and 8.6 rebounds. Guards Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton have also impressed so far.

The Bucks have a few injury concerns at the moment. Forward Torrey Craig is reported to be out because of a nasal fracture. Talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo is dealing with a back injury and is probable for the game against the Pistons.

The Bucks had a comfortable victory against the Pistons last time around and will hope that they can have a similar result this time around.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Khris Middleton (F)

Brook Lopez (C) 

Predictions

The Milwaukee Bucks have a few minor injury concerns. If at all Giannis does miss the game, the Bucks have enough star power to be competitive. The same however is not true for the Pistons as they see two players of their starting lineup possibly out for the game. The Bucks should easily see it out.

Our Prediction- The Bucks comfortably defeat the Pistons.

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Aditya Mohapatra

Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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