Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks – Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineup

Published 04/15/2021, 10:02 AM EDT
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


After losing three games in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks have made a resounding comeback in their last two games. This time, they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bucks now have a record of 34 wins and 20 losses and are the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

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Atlanta Hawks, meanwhile, continued their own streak of three wins in a row as they beat the Toronto Raptors. They now have a record of 30 wins and 25 losses and are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Bucks face off against the Hawks at 7:30 PM EST. Take a look at the injury updates and predictions for the same.

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Predictions

The Milwaukee Bucks are facing off against a Hawks side who have been in great form. While Milwaukee might be without the ‘Greek Freak’, their other stars are fit for this matchup against a short-handed Hawks side. The Bucks have a slight edge over the Hawks in this game.

Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks won their second game in a row as they blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-105. Milwaukee might be missing their talisman in Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the rest of the roster stepped up in this game as seven players scored in double digits.

Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks have a rather fit squad available for the game against the Hawks but still will be missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is still recovering from a knee injury he endured against the Blazers.

The Bucks face off against an in-form Hawks side and will need some special performances from the likes of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday for a victory.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Bobby Portis (F)

Khris Middleton (F)

Brook Lopez (C)

Atlanta Hawks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Hawks won their latest game as they defeated a new look Raptors side 108-103. This was their seventh victory in their last eight games.

The Hawks will be missing some important players against the Bucks. Kris Dunn is out due to an ankle injury. Starter De’Andre Hunter is recovering from a knee injury, while Cam Reddish is out with an Achilles injury.

Dec 30, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) goes up for a shot against Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter (12) and guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Starting forward, John Collins is also out with an ankle injury while sharpshooter Tony Snell is also recovering from an ankle injury. Apart from all these players, guard Trae Young and forward Danilo Gallinari are questionable against the Bucks.

The Hawks might be missing some big players, but players like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Clint Capela have been in impeccable form as of late. Coach Monty Williams will hope that these players can maintain their fabulous form against the Bucks.

Probable Lineup

Trae Young (G)

Bogdan Bogdanovic (G)

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Kevin Huerter (F)

Solomon Hill (F)

Clint Capela (C)

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Who will win between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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