Will Giannis Antetokounmpo & Trae Young Play Tonight? Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 5: Prediction, Injuries & Lineups

Published 07/01/2021, 1:50 PM EDT
Jun 23, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the fourth quarter during game one of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks host the Atlanta Hawks in the fifth game of the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals. This game is scheduled for 8:30 PM EST and will be played in the Fiserv Forum.

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After a disappointing loss in game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks, the Bucks looked pretty comfortable in game 2 and 3. With dominant victories, Giannis and Co. led the series 2-1. Game 4 looked set to be a victory for the Bucks with Hawks’ talisman Trae Young out with injury. But game 4 was a pretty disappointing match-day for the Bucks.

Despite missing Young, the Hawks were pretty dominant and led Milwaukee through the third quarter. But superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered from a rather scary knee injury and Milwaukee understandably lost the game. With the series all tied up, the Bucks and the Hawks series is pretty much balanced. Can the Bucks win this series despite their injuries?

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The Hawks meanwhile have been the true underdog in this season’s playoffs. With a team without a single All-Star, the Hawks pulled off a massive upset against the 76ers in the second round. Against the Bucks, Atlanta have shown their resolve once again.

Despite being down 2-1, the Hawks made a massive statement with a comeback win and tied the series 2-2. But with the next game being played at Milwaukee, the Hawks will have to bring their ‘A-game’ given the uncertainty surrounding Trae Young’s injury. Can the Hawks win this pivotal game 5 and take control of the series?

Predictions

This series between the Hawks and the Bucks has been an absolute nail-biter of a series so far. With both the teams tied at 2-2, a win in the upcoming game is a must for both the teams if they want to join the Suns in the Finals.

Given that the Bucks have home court advantage, and both the superstars in Giannis and Trae Young uncertain for game 5, Milwaukee might just have the advantage in this matchup with the star power of Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton.

Milwaukee Bucks: Injury updates and lineup prediction

The Bucks might miss two important starters against the Hawks in game 5. Starting point guard Donte DiVencenzo is out for the rest of the playoffs due to a foot injury. Talismanic forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for the upcoming game as he is enduring a knee injury.

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 multiple injury woes against the Bucks. Rotational point guard Brandon Goodwin is sidelined due to illness. Forward De’Andre Hunter is out for the with a knee injury.

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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

Starters Trae Young and Clint Capela are questionable with a foot injury and eye injury, respectively. Even guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is probable with a knee injury. With so many injury woes, the Hawks winning game 5 will be a pretty impressive feat.

Probable Lineup

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Trae Young (G)

Bogdan Bogdanovic (G)

Kevin Huerter (F)

John Collins (F)

Clint Capela (C)

Who will win between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks? 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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