The Milwaukee Bucks were the hottest team before the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend. Now they take on the Miami Heat back in the league, and can they pick up where they left off? It is going to be an exhilarating game between the Bucks and the Heat. The two have been on opposite ends of the playoffs spots but have shown great promise in their previous fixtures. With the Heat coming out on top on 2 occasions.
The Bucks and the Heat will be facing each other for the last time in the regular season. Giannis played against the Heat in the last fixture earlier this month and dropped a 35-point performance. Nonetheless, he is a serious doubt for tonight, for the Bucks. With Giannis winning his first All-Star game as a captain over the weekend, he will be hoping the Bucks continue their hot streak.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat game
Giannis Antetokounmpo will be a huge doubt for the Bucks after he picked up an injury just before the All-Star break. He traveled to New York to get his wrist injury tested. His return timeline is not fixed but could be missing a couple of games. For tonight, he is listed as day-to-day and is doubtful to play against the Heat.
The Bucks have submitted an injury report for Friday’s game against the Heat.
Wesley Matthews (right calf strain)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right wrist sprain)
Pat Connaughton (left calf soreness)
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) February 23, 2023
The Miami Heat on the other hand does carry numerous injuries into tonight’s game, with Tyler Herro listed as day-to-day. They will once again depend on the creativity of Jimmy Butler and company. Let’s take a look at the complete injury report and expected roster for both teams.
Milwaukee Bucks injury report
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (Doubtful)
- Wesley Matthews (Out)
- Pat Connaughton (Doubtful)
Milwaukee Bucks expected roster
- Jrue Holiday
- Jevon Carter
- Brook Lopez
- Grayson Allen
- MarJon Beauchamp
Miami Heat injury report
- Tyler Herro
- Kyle Lowry (out)
- Omer Yurtseven (Out)
- Nikola Jovic (Out)
Miami Heat expected roster
- Max Struss
- Gabe Vincent
- Bam Adebayo
- Caleb Martin
- Jimmy Butler
The Milwaukee Bucks will be favored to win over the Miami Heat
Coming into the game there is no team hotter than the Bucks. The Miami Heat will be bringing them a challenge, who will be without Giannis. Meyers Leonard, who just signed a 10-day contract with the Bucks could very well be facing his former employers. Regardless, the Bucks will be favored to win, as they carry the momentum. They dispatched the Chicago Bulls without Giannis last time out who played merely 9 minutes.
The Heat are on a 2-game losing streak, and going up against the Bucks without their talisman. Jimmy Butler will be looking to capitalize on this opportunity to get out of the losing run. Nonetheless, if Jrue Holiday performs yet another clinical performance, the Bucks are sure to take the win. That said, we pick the Bucks for the win tonight.