Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will be playing against Kyle Kuzma and the Washington Wizards tonight. As most NBA fans should be aware, the Bucks made quite a drastic change to their roster this offseason in order to remain in contention for a championship. The team managed to acquire Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers in return for Jrue Holiday and a few other assets.
Although the Bucks haven’t gotten off to an incredible start this season, there is no denying that this team has potential as they currently hold a record of 10 wins and 5 losses. They will be looking to improve their record tonight against the Wizards, a team that has a record of 2 wins and 12 losses.
As the Bucks and Wizards get ready to face off, fans might want to know more about the injury reports and expected rosters in order to find out if their favorite stars will be participating in the game. Let us find out more and also take a look at the predictions for this match between the Bucks and Wizards.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as probable for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards game tonight
While the Bucks did bring in an elite scorer in Damian Lillard, there is no denying that the Greek Freak is still the clear-cut best player and leader of the team. After all, Giannis has been in the MVP race consistently over the past few years. He also managed to lead the team to an NBA championship by winning the 2021 NBA Finals.
Thankfully for Bucks fans, Antetokounmpo is not dealing with any physical injury and is listed on the injury report due to an illness. Given that he certainly has access to the best medical care available, we are quite sure that he will make a full recovery.
If he is not feeling good, the Greek Freak might not play in this game against the Wizards. However, he is still expected to do so at the moment. That said, here are the injury reports and expected starting lineups for this game.
Milwaukee Bucks injury report
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (probable)
- Jae Crowder (out)
Milwaukee Bucks expected starting lineup
- Damian Lillard
- Malik Beasley
- Khris Middleton
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Brook Lopez
Washington Wizards injury report
- Ryan Rollins (out)
- Delon Wright (out)
Washington Wizards expected starting lineup
- Jordan Poole
- Tyus Jones
- Kyle Kuzma
- Deni Avdija
- Daniel Gafford
Although Giannis is on the injury report due to his illness, he is still expected to play tonight against the Wizards. The rest of the main stars for both sides look healthy. Now, let us take a look at the predictions for this game.
The Bucks are clear-cut favorites over the Wizards tonight
Given the differences between these two teams, this is a very easy prediction to make. The Milwaukee Bucks are undoubtedly the more talented and experienced team when compared to the Wizards. They also have a significantly better record and higher expectations for this season.
While the Wizards do have a fair share of talent with stars such as Jordan Poole and Kyle Kuzma, the team will simply not be expected to win over Giannis, Dame, and the Bucks tonight. In the event that the Wizards win this game, serious concerns regarding the Bucks’ chances of contending for a title will be raised.