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

Published 04/11/2021, 5:02 PM EDT
Mar 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) moves the ball up court against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Milwaukee Bucks lost their third game in a row as they were defeated by the Charlotte Hornets. The Bucks now have a record of 32 wins and 20 losses and are the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference.

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The Magic, on the other hand, lost their 4th game in a row with a defeat at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. Magic now have a record of 17 wins and 35 losses and are the 14th seed in Eastern Conference.

The Bucks face off against the Magic at 7:00 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 Magic side who have been massively inconsistent this season. Considering the talent available with the Bucks, they are the clear favorites in this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks suffered from their third successive loss as the Hornets beat them 127-119. Milwaukee rested their entire starting lineup in their previous game. This was also the third successive game their talisman, Giannis Antetokounmpo, did not play a single minute.

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 major injury concerns ahead of their game against the Magic. Forward PJ Tucker is out with a calf injury. Shooting guard Sam Merrill is doubtful with a thumb injury. Talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo is also doubtful as he recovers from a knee injury.

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

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Bobby Portis (F)

Khris Middleton (F)

Brook Lopez (C)

Orlando Magic injury updates and predicted lineup

The Orlando Magic continued their disastrous form with a 111-106 loss against the Indiana Pacers. They have the second worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Mar 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) draws a foul from Orlando Magic guard Chasson Randle (25) as he drive to the basket during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Magic have some major injury concerns. Forwards Johnathan Issac and Otto Porter Jr. are indefinitely out as they recover from knee and foot injuries, respectively. Point guard Markelle Fultz is sidelined for the rest of the season with a knee injury while guard Karim Mane is out with a hamstring injury. Even forward Chuma Okeke is questionable with a hip injury.

Magic’s young core would have to put up an elite performance if they want a victory over the Bucks.

Probable Lineup

Michael Carter-Williams (G)

Dwyane Bacon (G)

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James Ennis III (F)

Chuma Okeke (F)

Wendell Carter Jr. (C)

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Who will win between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic? 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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