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

Published 04/19/2021, 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

After winning three games in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks lost their latest game against the Grizzlies. The Bucks now have a record of 35 wins and 21 losses and are the third seed in the Eastern Conference.


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The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, were snapped off of their four-game winning streak with a loss against the Spurs. They now have the second-best record in the league, with 40 wins and 16 losses.

The Bucks face off against the Suns at 8:00 PM EST. Take a look at the injury updates and predictions for the same.


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The Milwaukee Bucks go up against a Suns side who have been sensational this season. Given that Bucks’ star player is returning to rhythm and considering the form the Suns are in right now, Phoenix has the slightest edge over the Bucks. This matchup has the potential to be a must-watch for all NBA fans.

Mar 24, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks suffered a rather disappointing loss at the hands of the Grizzlies who blew out the Bucks 128-115. While their starting five had a decent game with all the players scoring in double digits, the bench absolutely fell flat against the Grizzlies, scoring a combined total of only 15 points to Memphis’ 43 points.

The Bucks face off against an in-form Suns’ side and will need to be at their best if they want to pull off a victory.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Khris Middleton (F)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Brook Lopez (C)

Phoenix Suns: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Suns also suffered from an unexpected loss as the Spurs absolutely hammered them 111-85. Players like Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Ayton played fewer minutes and let the game slip away from their grasp.

Jan 1, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after making a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Suns will be missing rotational guard Abdel Nader, who is recovering from a knee injury. Apart from Nader, the Suns have a relatively healthy side available against the Bucks.

Phoenix will be eager to get back to their form and win their next game. But the Milwaukee Bucks are no flukes and have a solid team at their disposal. Fans are in for a rather intriguing matchup.

Probable Lineup

Chris Paul (G)

Devin Booker (G)


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Mikal Bridges (F)

Cameron Johnson (F)

DeAndre Ayton (C)


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Who do you think will win between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns?


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.