Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks: Injury Updates, Expected Lineups, and Game Prediction

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The Milwaukee Bucks have just one goal for this season. They want to win it all and fortunately, they have the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo spearheading the team. Despite being the best team in the Eastern Conference last season, the Bucks had another disappointing playoff run.

They were sent home in just the second round of the playoffs by the Heat, but are still one of the top contenders to become the Eastern champions this year. They have started the season with a 1-1 record and will be looking forward to get their win tally to 2.

Giannis and the Bucks will be traveling to Madison Square Garden for their next fixture. For the hosts, the season has started with back to back defeats. If they do not rectify their flaws soon, Knicks fans might be in for another abysmal season.

Milwaukee Bucks injury updates and predicted lineup

After a glorious Christmas Day victory against the Warriors, Milwaukee has all the momentum in the world. Along with the Greek Freak, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are playing amazing. In fact, if it weren’t for these two, the holiday fixture could’ve ended differently.

Dec 23, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) attempts a basket against the Boston Celtics during the first half at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

As far as their injury report is considered for the Knicks matchup, their entire roster is fit. So the expected lineup for the Bucks is Donte DiVincenzo (G), Jrue Holiday (G), Khris Middleton (F), Giannis Antetokounmpo (F), and Brook Lopez (C).

New York Knicks injury updates and predicted lineup

For the Knicks, so far the story has been the same as compared to their last few seasons. They are still figuring things out regarding their team chemistry. But they will be anxious to get their first win of the season.

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Furthermore, they are dealing with multiple injuries to their vital players. Austin Rivers will be out for the upcoming game along with Omari Spellman and Obi Toppin. Meanwhile, Kevin Knox II and Dennis Smith Jr. are listed probable as of now.

So the expected lineup for the New York Knicks is Elfrid Payton (G), RJ Barrett (G), Julius Randle (F), Reggie Bullock (F), and Mitchell Robinson (C).

Game prediction

The Bucks should come home with an easy victory. The gap between the talent level of both the teams is too wide and one can even say, it has the possibility of a one-sided victory for the Bucks.

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