At FTZ Arena, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat will square off. The Heat have won three of their last five games. The Bucks, on the other hand, have won four of their last five games.
Latest news on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jovic
According to reports, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be available to play against the Heat on Thursday.
An underwhelming performance on Friday due to a sore left knee was followed up by Antetokounmpo’s eighth double-double in the last 10 games and 24th of the season, tying the two-time NBA MVP for third in the league with teammate Bobby Portis. Antetokounmpo is averaging 34.4 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists on 52.8% shooting over that span.
- Bucks injury reports
|Grayson Allen||SF||Wed, Jan 11||Ankle||Game Time Decision|
|Khris Middleton||SF||Tue, Jan 10||Knee||Expected to be out until at least Jan 12|
|Serge Ibaka||PF||Mon, Jan 9||Personal||Expected to be out until at least Jan 16|
- Heat injury reports
|Tyler Herro||PG||Wed, Jan 11||Achilles||Expected to be out until at least Jan 14|
|Caleb Martin||SF||Wed, Jan 11||Quadriceps||Expected to be out until at least Jan 14|
|Udonis Haslem||PF||Wed, Jan 11||Achilles||Game Time Decision|
|Kyle Lowry||PG||Wed, Jan 11||Knee||Expected to be out until at least Jan 14|
|Haywood Highsmith||SF||Wed, Jan 11||Undisclosed||Game Time Decision|
|Bam Adebayo||C||Tue, Jan 10||Wrist||Game Time Decision|
|Nikola Jovic||PF||Wed, Jan 4||Back||Expected to be out until at least Feb 24|
|Duncan Robinson||SG||Wed, Jan 4||Finger||Expected to be out until at least Feb 2|
|Omer Yurtseven||C||Sun, Nov 13||Ankle||Expected to be out until at least Feb 24|
Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Heat announced Tuesday that Nikola Jovic will miss another four weeks with a lower back stress reaction.
Because of this injury, Jovic hasn’t played for the Heat since December 26. He played 26 minutes for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League on Saturday. The rookie won’t be re-evaluated until after four weeks have passed, so he may be out until the middle of February’s All-Star break.