Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks: Injury Updates, Lineups, and Prediction

Published 01/24/2021, 2:00 PM EST
Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after scoring against the Detroit Pistons at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks aren’t in the best run of form as of now. After a second successive loss against the Lakers, multiple questions have crept in regarding the Bucks’ credibility as contenders. Can they silence their critics with a win?

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The Atlanta Hawks, on the other hand, have regained their form the start of the regular season. They are in a three win streak despite facing minor injury concerns. They will look to continue their streak in the next game.

The Bucks face off against the Hawks tonight at 8:00 PM EST. Let’s take a look at the two side’s expected lineups and injury updates prior to this Sunday night clash.

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Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks suffered from their second successive loss as they were dismantled by champions Los Angeles Lakers in a 113-106 loss. Their talisman, Giannis Antetokounmpo, had a dreadful night against the Lakers as he had a career high nine turnovers in the game.

Jan 15, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with guard Jrue Holiday (21) against the Dallas Mavericks at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

It seems like the Bucks haven’t changed much since their disappointing playoff run as they continue to struggle against quality opposition like the Lakers or the Nets.

The Bucks have a fully fit roster available against the Hawks. They will hope that they can comeback to winning ways against the in-form Hawks side.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Khris Middleton (F)

Brook Lopez (C) 

Atlanta Hawks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Atlanta Hawks have finally found some consistency as they have won their last three games. After slipping to a 5-7 record, the Hawks find themselves as the seventh seed in the Western Conference with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses.

Much of it has to do with their young star Trae Young. The 22-year-old had been in a slump for the majority of this month has turned it around in the last three games as he averaged 33.6 points, 9.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Dec 11, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots behind Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) during the first half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

For the upcoming games against the Bucks, the Hawks will be missing two players. New signing Bogdan Bogdanovic is out against the Bucks with a leg injury while guard Kris Dunn is out with an ankle injury. Trae Young is also questionable against the Bucks.

The Hawks will look to maintain their winning streak and will hope to defeat an Eastern Conference juggernaut in Milwaukee Bucks.

Predicted Lineup

Trae Young (G)

Kevin Huerter (G)

De’Andre Hunter (F)

John Collins (F)

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Clint Capela (C)

Predictions

The Bucks will look to bounce back from the two successive losses they suffered. Even though they face off against an in-form Hawks side, the Bucks have enough quality to trounce them.

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Our Prediction- The Bucks have a close win against the Hawks.

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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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