The Bucks of Milwaukee and the Pacers of Indiana will square off in an NBA game on Wednesday. Are Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tyrese Haliburton planning to attend tonight’s game? Let’s take a look at the injury reports for both squads.
Updating the most recent injury for the Pacers vs. the Bulls
FOR THE PACERS
On Wednesday, Milwaukee will visit Indiana (33-43), which is coming off a home loss to the Dallas Mavericks (127-104).
Their three-game losing streak continues. Rookie Bennedict Mathurin scored 26 points to lead the Pacers in the absence of Tyree Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Myles Turner.
Haliburton leads Indiana with 20.7 points, 10.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per contest on average. Myles Turner is the undercover boss right now. In addition to his 18 points per game, he also averages 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.
The fourth and final meeting between these two teams presents an opportunity for the Pacers to even the series. On March 16 in Milwaukee, Indiana ended Milwaukee’s 10-game winning streak with a 139-123 victory.
The Pacers are now 6 games out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They trail Chicago by four games for the play-in round’s final slot, while they also trail the Wizards by two games.
Haliburton (ankle and elbow) will sit out Indiana’s game against Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Because of his damaged right ankle and painful left elbow, Haliburton will miss his second consecutive game.
This means that Indiana will be missing a crucial player against the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks. This means T.J. McConnell will likely see more time on the bench, and Andrew Nembhard will likely receive another start at point guard.
Chris Duarte is out with an ankle injury, and Turner’s status is also up in the air.
Hield’s non-COVID ailment has healed and he has been removed off Indiana’s roster of injured players.
FOR THE BUCKS
The top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks of the Eastern Conference will visit the eighth-seeded Indiana Pacers, who are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, on Wednesday.
Milwaukee (54-21) won Monday night at Detroit (126-117) despite being without Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday.
Khris Middleton scored 34 points, which was a season high, and he was accompanied by two other Bucks in double figures: Brook Lopez (24) and Bobby Portis (10). (21). Jevon Carter added 22 points, all from beyond the arc, on 6-of-8 shooting.
Both Antetokounmpo and Holiday were unavailable for the game in Detroit due to personal matters.
Even though Holiday wasn’t included on the Bucks’ injury report for Tuesday’s game against the Pistons, head coach Mike Budenholzer expressed skepticism about Holiday’s availability for Wednesday’s game.
On Wednesday, Antetokounmpo (knee) will face the Pacers and is expected to play.
On Monday against Detroit, Antetokounmpo moved from being listed as probable to out, marking the first time he has missed a game since March 11.
The Bucks cruised to victory in his absence, but the two-time MVP and Jrue Holiday (personal) are expected back for Wednesday’s game. Managers of fantasy teams still need to find out if their players will be available to play even though the game doesn’t start until 7:00 p.m. EST.
On account of a right knee ailment, Middleton’s status for Wednesday’s game against the Pacers is in question.
The rumor mill has it that Middleton will miss either Wednesday’s game in Indiana or Thursday’s game against Boston since he still isn’t playing in back-to-back sets. Pat Connaughton and Joe Ingles (knee) may see expanded responsibilities once he takes a seat.
MORE INJURED PLAYERS
- Joe Ingles (Knee): Game Time Decision
- Goran Dragic (Knee): Game Time Decision
- Jae Crowder (Calf): Expected to be out until at least Mar 30
- Khris Middleton (Knee): Game Time Decision
- Meyers Leonard (Calf): Expected to be out until at least Mar 30
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (Knee): Game Time Decision