Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets– Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineups

Published 04/29/2021, 4:58 PM 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 a rather disappointing loss at the hands of the depleted Hawks, the Milwaukee Bucks won their latest game against the Hornets. They now have a record of 38 wins and 23 losses and are firmly positioned as the third seed in the East.


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The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, suffered their fifth loss in a row after their latest defeat against the Timberwolves. With a record of 15 wins and 47 losses, they are the worst team in the league right now.

The Bucks face off against the Rockets tonight at 8:00 PM EST. Take a look at their injury reports and probable starting lineups.


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The Milwaukee Bucks face a rather new-look Houston Rockets who are seeing a massive dip in their form. Given the form the Bucks are in, they are clear favorites in this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Milwaukee Bucks won their latest game against the Hornets, as Giannis and Co. defeated them 114-104. Talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez led the Bucks to the victory with 29 points and 22 points, respectively.

Feb 18, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (43) celebrates a basket with forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks have some minor injury concerns for their upcoming game against the Rockets. Forward Axel Toupane is out indefinitely, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Donte DiVencenzo are probable against the Rockets.

With a rather fit squad available at their disposal, the Bucks should win this game against the Rockets.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Khris Middleton (F)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Brook Lopez (C)

Houston Rockets: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Houston Rockets’ dwindling form continued as they suffered their fifth loss in a row with a 114-107 defeat against the Timberwolves. They have now lost 10 of their last 11 games.

Apr 5, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (right) dribbles the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (left) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockets have multiple injury concerns against the Bucks. John Wall, Chris Clemons, Dante Exum, Eric Gordon, David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and D. J. Augustin are all out due to different injuries. Guard Avery Bradley and forward Danuel House are also sidelined against the Bucks.

Wins have been pretty rare for the Rockets and defeating the Bucks might be one of the biggest surprises for them.

Probable Lineup

Kevin Porter Jr. (G)

Armoni Broks (G)


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Jae’Sean Tate (F)

Kelly Olynyk (F)

Christian Wood (C)


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


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.