Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Clippers: Injury Updates, Lineups, and Prediction

Published 03/29/2021, 4:35 PM EDT
Feb 5, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Clippers won their 5th game in a row as they defeated the 76ers. The Clippers now have a record of 31 wins and 16 losses and are the 3rd seed in the Western Conference.

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The Bucks, on the other hand, lost their 2nd game in a row with a defeat at the hands of the New York Knicks. Bucks now have a record of 29 wins and 16 losses and are the 3rd seed in Eastern Conference.

The Clippers face off against the Bucks tonight at 8:00 PM EST. Take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

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Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks suffered from their second successive loss as a gritty Knicks side beat them 102-96. Milwaukee rested majority of their stars including talisman, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Jan 9, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) celebrates with guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks have minor injury concerns ahead of their game against the Clippers. Forwards Rodney Kurucs and PJ Tucker are out with an abdomen and calf injury, respectively. Backup center Bobby Portis is also sidelined due to the league’s medical protocols.

The Bucks need to get back to form and a win against the Clippers should do the trick for them.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Khris Middleton (F)

Brook Lopez (C) 

Los Angeles Clippers’ injury updates and predicted lineup

The Clippers defeated an Eastern Conference juggernaut as they defeated the 76ers 122-112. They now have 5 victories in a row and have climbed to the 3rd spot in the Western Conference.

Jan 15, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) high fives guard-forward Nicolas Batum (33) after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers will be missing some key players due to injury. Backup shooting guard Jay Scrubb is out with a foot injury while starting point guard Patrick Beverley is recovering from a knee injury. Center Serge Ibaka is also out due to a back injury and new signing Rajon Rondo is also out against the Bucks.

The Clippers are in superb form off-late and will look to continue it by defeating another great team in the Bucks.

Probable Lineup

Reggie Jackson (G)

Paul George (G)

Kawhi Leonard (F)

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Nicolas Batum (F)

Ivica Zubac (C)

Predictions

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The Clippers are in an amazing run of form and both of their superstars in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are in great form too. Therefore, they have a slight edge against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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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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