The Milwaukee Bucks will play the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. This will be the second meeting between these two teams, with the Bulls prevailing 118-113 on Nov. 23.
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The Bucks enter this game after a 139-118 loss to the Boston Celtics. They struggled on both ends of the court, and if they want to challenge the Bulls on the road, they will have to be more aggressive in this game.
- Khris Middleton’ injury status
Khris Middleton (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday, according to Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, but Middleton was able to participate in parts of Tuesday’s practice, according to Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
Khris Middleton has missed five straight games due to right knee soreness and will miss a sixth on Wednesday after missing the first month and a half of the season with a wrist injury. Middleton is getting closer to returning to game action, according to Budenholzer’s comments, but given that the All-Star wing has only played in seven games this season, it’s safe to assume he won’t be fully recovered for a while.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo’ status
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to lead the way on offense, averaging 31.2 points per game on 52.6% shooting from the field.
Even when he isn’t at his best, the star forward is an elite performer, as evidenced by scoring over 25 points in each of his last four games, posting three double-doubles and shooting 59.5 percent from the field. In December, he’s averaging 31.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 0.8 steals per game.