The Milwaukee Bucks will look to win three of their last four games when they face the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. The Bucks are 12-4 heading into the game, one half-game behind the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics.
The latest injury status of Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The Milwaukee Bucks (12-4; 10-6 ATS) overcame a 110-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 119-111 as 9.5-point home favorites on Monday.
According to Eric Nehm of The Athletic, the Bucks recalled Khris Middleton (wrist) on Monday.
Middleton was assigned to the G League’s Wisconsin Herd to practice with the team earlier Monday and will return to the parent club a few hours later.
Although his participation in practice is encouraging, there is no set timeline for his return to game action with the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo will play against the Bulls again on Wednesday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the game against Portland with 37 points (16-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-12 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 35 minutes.
Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee led the team in scoring, finishing three rebounds and four assists shy of a triple double while also leading the team in field goals made and attempted.
Antetokounmpo scored 30 points for the first time since November 2nd, and he has done so in seven games this season.
The Chicago Bulls (7-10; 8-8-1 ATS) defeated the red-hot Boston Celtics 121-107 on Monday as 5.5-point underdogs, capping off a two-game homestand on a high note.
Zach LaVine had four points (1-14 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and two assists in 25 minutes against Orlando on Friday.
LaVine had four straight 20-point games before failing to find the back of the net on Friday. LaVine’s low-scoring performance was due to a poor shooting night rather than a decrease in his shooting volume, so he should rebound in future games.
The majority of LaVine’s fantasy value comes from his scoring column, so a return to form there is critical.
Meanwhile, Goran Dragic is listed as probable for Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee due to a left cervical stinger.
Dragic suffered a shoulder injury against Boston on Monday, but he is expected to be fine. The 36-year-old guard is averaging 8.7 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game this season.