The defending champions Milwaukee Bucks will visit the Ball Arena on Friday to take on the Denver Nuggets in an enticing 2021-22 NBA regular season game.
The Bucks have been in solid form lately, having won their last five games on the trot. They handed the Detroit Pistons a thumping 114-93 loss in their previous outing. Reigning Finals MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, had yet another efficient game as he scored 33 points on 70% shooting from the floor.
Meanwhile, the Nuggets have dropped five straight games heading into this contest. They lost 119-100 to the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game. Jeff Green waged a lone battle for the side with 24 points on nine of 16 shooting. Denver struggled once again in the absence of MVP Nikola Jokic.
Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report
The Milwaukee Bucks will continue to be without Donte DiVincenzo (foot), Brook Lopez (back) and Semi Ojeleye (calf) for this game. Meanwhile, Rodney Hood is listed as probable. Hood has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
Denver Nuggets Injury Report
The Denver Nuggets injury woes continue with PJ Dozier suffering an ACL injury in the last game. He has now been ruled out indefinitely along with long-term absentees Jamal Murray (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr. (back). Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic (wrist) and Bones Hyland (ankle) are listed as questionable and doubtful for this game, respectively.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets: Predicted Lineups
The Milwaukee Bucks are unlikely to make changes to the starting lineup they have frequently used over their last few games. Jrue Holiday and Grayson Allen are expected to start in the backcourt, with Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bobby Portis occupying the rest of the spots.
George Hill, Pat Connaughton and Jordan Nwora will likely play the most minutes off the bench.
The Denver Nuggets could see some changes made to the starting lineup they deployed in their previous game. If Nikola Jokic returns, he is likely to replace JaMychal Green at center. Meanwhile, Monte Morris, Will Barton, Jeff Green and Aaron Gordon will complete the rest of the lineup.
Facundo Campazzo, Austin Rivers and Zeke Nnaji could play the most minutes among the reserves.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets: Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard – Jrue Holiday | Shooting Guard – Grayson Allen | Small Forward – Khris Middleton | Power Forward – Giannis Antetokounmpo | Center – Bobby Portis.
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Point Guard – Will Barton | Shooting Guard – Monte Morris | Small Forward – Aaron Gordon | Power Forward – Jeff Green | Center – Nikola Jokic.