Bucks vs. Raptors Injury Reports: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pascal Siakam JOINING tonight?

The Raptors are hoping that a six-game homestand against the Bucks beginning Wednesday night will help them overcome their recent struggles.

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The Bucks have had their own problems lately. They had lost five of their previous six games prior to Tuesday’s 123-113 victory over the Washington Wizards, with Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 19 of his career-high 55 points in the fourth quarter. He also had 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

After missing one game due to a knee injury, Antetokounmpo returned to the court. He has scored 40 points or more in each of his last three games, for a total of 143 points. It’s a three-game franchise record for the Bucks, breaking Flynn Robinson’s 129-point performance in February 1969.

“He’s just been phenomenal,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “It’s hard to come up with all the words to describe him. He was incredibly special (on Tuesday).”

Khris Middleton (knee) will miss both legs of Milwaukee’s upcoming back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Coach Budenholzer stated that Middleton did not participate in Monday’s practice but did manage to do some individual work before announcing his absence from both games.

Following the back-to-back, Middleton will play against the Hornets on Friday.

Jrue Holiday returned to the Bucks’ lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to illness. He scored six points in 19 minutes off the bench.

George Hill missed his third consecutive game due to a non-COVID illness.

After falling to the Indiana Pacers 122-114 on Monday in Indianapolis, the Raptors have now lost nine of their last twelve games, including five of their last six at home.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 32.0 points, 8.0 boards, 6.1 assists, 1.8 threes and 0.9 steals over that stretch while shooting 50.3 percent from the floor, and if he can stay healthy, he’s making a strong push for his second All-Star appearance.

Injury Reports: The Raptors welcomed back Fred VanVleet and Precious Achiuwa on Monday. VanVleet was sidelined for two games with a back injury, while Achiuwa was out for seven weeks with a sprained right ankle.