Will Giannis Antetokounmpo & Trae Young Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 4: Prediction, Injuries & Lineups

Published 06/29/2021, 7:15 AM EDT
Jun 23, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks during game one of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Atlanta Hawks host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals. It will be played at the State Farm Arena and is scheduled for 8:30PM EST.

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After a shocking defeat in Game 1, Milwaukee bounced back and won back-to-back games. They won game 3 due to their fourth quarter heroics hence, lead the series 2-1.

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Milwaukee beat the Hawks 113-102 courtesy of Khris Middleton’s heroic efforts. Hawks star, ‘Ice Trae’ went down in the third quarter of the game, and his absence hurt the Hawks. Even though Giannis added 33 points and 11 rebounds, it was Khris Middleton playoff career high 38 points performance that guided Milwaukee to victory.

Milwaukee will look to get one step closer to the final by winning game 4.

Atlanta played very good basketball for most of the game, but with Trae going down, they couldn’t hold it together in the fourth. Milwaukee outscored the Hawks 30-17 to clinch the win. Khris Middleton scored of the 30 Milwaukee points in the fourth quarter.

Atlanta are yet to have any answer for the explosiveness of Giannis Antetokounmpo, and if Middleton continues his form, Bucks will cruise to victory. Atlanta will have to play their best basketball for the whole game. With home support their way, Hawks could pull off a miracle win in Game 4.

Predictions

The Bucks have played clinical basketball in the last two games. Giannis and Middleton have been going off. In addition, Jrue Holiday looks to have picked back up after a rather upsetting series against Brooklyn.

But, if the superstars do not perform, the Hawks could steal this game and level the series. However, at the moment it seems like Milwaukee has the edge over Atlanta.

Prediction- Milwaukee will win Game 4 against Atlanta Hawks and lead the series 3-1

Milwaukee Bucks: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks will miss their key defensive player, Donte DiVencenzo, who is sidelined because of a foot injury. The Bucks will look to keep up their momentum, and take a commanding lead in the series.

Jun 15, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the fourth quarter of game five of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup-

Jrue Holiday (G)

PJ Tucker (G)

Khris Middleton (F)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)

Brook Lopez (C)

Atlanta Hawks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Hawks have major injury concerns as Trae Young is listed as ‘questionable’ for Game 4. In addition, Hawks will miss their starting forward, De’Andre Hunter due to knee injury, and Brandon Goodwin due to illness.

Jun 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) is attended to after injuring his foot by accidentally stepping on an official’s foot against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half during game three of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Probabale Lineup-

Trae Young (G)

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Bogdan Bogdanovic (F)

Kevin Huerter(F)

John Collins (F)

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Clint Capela (C)

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