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

Published 01/04/2021, 4:42 PM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) passes the ball as he is covered by New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin (1) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks finally came back to winning ways as they defeated the Chicago Bulls in a stunning fashion. They will hope that they can replicate this form against the Detroit Pistons tonight.

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The Detroit Pistons on the other hand, lost once again without their star Blake Griffin on their side. 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 8:00 PM EST. Take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

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Detroit Pistons injury updates and predicted lineup

The Pistons currently have the worst record in the NBA. In the six regular season games they have played, they have won only a single game.

Dec 13, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) gets defended by New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Despite this losing record, their off-season acquisition Jerami Grant has been impressive. Grant has averaged over 20 points and 5 rebounds per game.

The Pistons have major injury concerns. Star forward Blake Griffin is set to miss the game against the Bucks with a knee injury. Guard Josh Jackson will also miss the game with a right ankle injury.

Probable Lineup

Killian Hayes (G)

Derrick Rose (G)

Jerami Grant (F)

Saddiq Bey (F)

Mason Plumlee (C).

Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Milwaukee Bucks have had a mixed start to their NBA season, as they have of 3 wins and three losses. The Bucks’ talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo hasn’t been consistent. He has shown flashes of what he is known for and might take some time to be back at his best.

Dec 23, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Jrue Holiday is also adjusting to this new Bucks’ system. The Bucks might have the best team chemistry right now, but they are still a quality team.

The Bucks have a few injury concerns at the moment. Forward Torrey Craig, who is reported to be out because of a nasal fracture. Pat Connaughton and Sam Merril are also out of the game because of a left groin and left ankle respectively.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Khris Middleton (F)

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Brook Lopez (C) 

Predictions

The Milwaukee Bucks have a fully loaded side with no major player sidelined with injury. The same however is not true for the Pistons as they see two players of their starting lineup out for the game. The Bucks should easily see it out.

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Our Prediction- The Bucks comfortably defeat the Pistons

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Aditya Mohapatra

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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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