Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks will be facing Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks tonight. Both these teams are currently sitting atop the Eastern Conference table. The Bucks have a record of 10 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, the Hawks are currently at 8 wins and 5 losses.
We are only a dozen games into the NBA season and there is a lot of basketball left for us to watch. Milwaukee got off to an excellent start this season. One of their only losses so far came at the hands of the same Atlanta Hawks.
Some NBA fans might be aware that the Greek Freak has sat out the past few games citing knee issues. The last game he played was against the Hawks themselves. Considering that this is a rematch, we should wonder about the availability status for players on both sides as well as the expected rosters.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as probable for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks game tonight
Giannis did not play in the Bucks’ games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. Nonetheless, his team was still victorious without their best player on the court. He was seen on the sidelines for both these games wearing street clothes and supporting his teammates.
Injury report for a ECF Preview tonight:
Middelton and Connaughton are out
Giannis: Day to day but probable
— 🏀Hawks Fan TV (@HawksFanTV) November 7, 2022
Despite the Bucks’ success in his absence, there is no doubt that they will need him to win against the Atlanta Hawks. After all, the Hawks managed to win the game he did play in despite not having their own star Trae Young.
We should be curious as to what kinds of lineups both coaches will utilize with the players that are available. Let us take a look at the injury reports and expected rosters for the Bucks-Hawks game tonight.
Milwaukee Bucks injury report
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Jrue Holiday
- Khris Middleton
- Grayson Allen
- Pat Connaughton
Milwaukee Bucks expected roster
- Jevon Carter
- Bobby Portis
- George Hill
- Brook Lopez
- Wesley Mathews
- Serge Ibaka
Atlanta Hawks injury report
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
Atlanta Hawks expected roster
- Trae Young
- Dejounte Murray
- John Collins
- De’Andre Hunter
- Clint Capela
- Aaron Holiday
As we can tell, the Hawks look much healthier and ready for this game compared to the Milwaukee Bucks. Finally, let us take a look at the expert picks and predictions for tonight,
Trae Young will have to carry the Hawks past the injured Bucks
This is actually quite a difficult prediction to make. After all both these teams have solid star talent and look to be contenders in their conference for this season. The only reason we are going with the Hawks for this one is that their star point guard has returned to the lineup.Of course, things will certainly change if Giannis plays and looks like himself. However, the Hawks are just coming off a loss to the 76ers and are looking to prove themselves against the best team in the conference yet again. Since they will be playing with a chip on their shoulders, we have to go with the Hawks for this game.