Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs- Predictions, Injury Updates & Lineups

Published 05/10/2021, 2:01 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

The third-seeded Milwaukee Bucks face off against a struggling Spurs side who are latching on to the tenth spot in the West tonight at 10:00 PM EST.


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Giannis and Co. have been on a roll recently. With victories over the likes of the Nets, the Wizards, and the Rockets, the Bucks have won 5 games in a row. With the Nets’ dwindling run of form, the Bucks have closed the gap with this winning run.

They now are only half a game away from toppling the Nets for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. In their remaining games, the Bucks will try to close in on the Nets by winning their remaining regular-season games.


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The Spurs meanwhile have seen a massive dip in their performance lately. With only a single win in their last 10 games, the Spurs have dropped all the way down to the tenth seed in the Western Conference.

As their form has worsened, the Pelicans are closing in on them and are only one and a half games away from taking them out of the play-in scenario.

With games against some of the top teams in the league, the Spurs need to bring their A-game if they want to hold off the Pelicans.


The Spurs are in disappointing form right now and might be missing some key players in their game against the Bucks.

Milwaukee, on the other hand, are on a hot streak and have a rather fitter squad available with them. Given the way their superstars in Giannis, Middleton and Holiday have played, the Bucks are headed for a comfortable victory in their upcoming match-up.

Milwaukee Bucks: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks have some minor injury concerns for their upcoming game against the Spurs. Forward Axel Toupane is out indefinitely, while backup center Bobby Portis is probable due to illness.

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

With the Bucks only half a game away from the Nets, Milwaukee know that if they win their remaining games, they might topple Brooklyn for the 2nd seed of the Eastern Conference.

Probable Lineup

Donte DiVincenzo (G)

Jrue Holiday (G)

Khris Middleton (F)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Brook Lopez (C)

San Antonio Spurs: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Spurs will miss 2 players due to injuries against the Bucks. Forward Trey Lyles and guard Derrick White are out indefinitely due to ankle injuries.

With the Pelicans closing in, the Spurs have to win and try to widen the gap. Will they be able to do the same against the in-form Bucks though?

Feb 27, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) dribbles in against New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Bledsoe (5) in the first half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Dejounte Murray (G)


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Devin Vassell (G)

DeMar DeRozan (F)

Keldon Johnson (F)


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Jakob Poetl (C)

Who will win between the Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs? 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.