The Toronto Raptors will be going to face the Milwaukee Bucks for the 3-game road trip. This will be the Raptors second game on the road, after beating the New York Knicks in their last game. Both the teams will be going into a back-to-back game, and it is sure to be a contest of who keeps going. In the last meeting between the two, the Bucks won the game 104-101.
Giannis Antetokounmpo misses his 3 consecutive games for the Bucks. During this time the Bucks have won just one game without Giannis. The Raptors will have to be efficient on both ends of the court to cause an upset. However, without Giannis, the Bucks are rather toothless at the moment and will have to step it up on their offensive side of the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is out for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors tonight
The Bucks after losing both their games against the Miami Heat showed a resurgence against the Indiana Pacers. In the last game, the Bucks guard Jrue Holiday put up a 35-point performance to take the win. Giannis is out for the game against the Raptors. However, coach Budenholzer will asses his condition before making his final call against the Raptors. He missed the last game against the Pacers as well.
Giannis Antetokounmpo will be out for today’s game against the Pacers, per Mike Budenholzer.
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Holiday and Bobby Portis, despite being listed as probable for Monday night, led the Bucks to a victory. Khris Middleton is on his way to missing his 17th straight game for the Bucks. Middleton made a brief introduction to life with the Bucks but has been out again. Let’s take a look at the complete injury report for the Bucks-Raptors game tonight.
Milwaukee Bucks injury report
- Joe Ingles (Probable)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (Out)
- Khris Middleton (Out)
- Serge Ibaka (Out)
Milwaukee Bucks expected roster
- Jrue Holiday
- Bobby Portis
- Brook Lopez
- Pat Connaughton
- Grayson Allen
Toronto Raptors injury report
- Otto Porter Jr. (Out)
Toronto Raptors expected roster
- Fred VanVleet
- Gary Trent Jr.
- Pascal Siakam
- OG Anunoby
- Scottie Barnes
Milwaukee Bucks are favored to win tonight
The Bucks will be playing at home and have the homecourt advantage, as they have lost just 5 games at home. Toronto on the other hand has lost 13 games away from home and won just 6. It will be a tough outing for both teams, but there is a possibility the Raptors will slip against the Bucks. The Raptors have often failed against a bigger opponent.
It will be a delayed call on Giannis’ injury update from the coach, in the last game he did participate in the pregame practice. It is safe to say that Giannis will be coming back soon, and if he starts tonight, the victory is theirs for the taking. Despite going to the game without Giannis, we are favoring the Bucks for the win.
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