This is the second and final meetings between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors during the regular season, and the Bucks are going for a sweep of the season series.
The latest injury status of Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Bucks have only lost once in their last 20 games. Following a 16-game losing streak, which culminated with Saturday’s loss to the 76ers, the Bucks have won three in a row (133-130). Scores of 117-111 against the Wizards, 134-123 against the Magic, and 118-113 against the Brooklyn Nets have all characterized their most recent three victories.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s return to the Milwaukee Bucks lineup after missing the last two games is a huge boost for the team, while the Golden State Warriors may find that playing at Oracle Arena on a Saturday night in San Francisco is just what they need to get back on track.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to play against the Warriors despite missing the previous two games due to illness and a hand injury.
If Antetokounmpo is unable to play on Saturday against the Warriors, he will be able to play against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. While the star forward was out, Bobby Portis stepped in.
Despite the Warriors’ 27 wins in their last 34 home games, Andrew Wiggins (who has missed the last 10 games due to personal matters) and Gary Payton II (who has missed the last 12 games due to abdominal issues) are both doubtful to play tonight.
Jonathan Kuminga, who sprained his right ankle in pregame warmups, is also sitting on the Memphis bench and is questionable for Saturday’s game.
It is possible that Klay Thompson (knee) will play against the Bucks on Saturday. A probable tag isn’t cause for alarm, but it could mean that another maintenance day is coming up soon.
After missing a significant amount of time with an injury, Stephen Curry has returned with a bang.
From the field (51.2%) and beyond the arc (51.7%), he is averaging 33.5 points per game in his first two games back in the starting lineup.