The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Dallas Mavericks in a cross-conference clash, and NBA Fridays can’t get any more exciting. Fans will witness the reigning MVP take on a player who’s touted to win the prestigious award in this season.
Venue: Fiserv Forum
Time : 7:00 PM ET (January 15, 2021)
The Bucks and the Mavericks are off to good starts and are currently topping their respective divisions. Dallas hasn’t lost in four games, while Milwaukee is unbeaten in their last three.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Dallas Mavericks: Injury Updates and Lineups
The Bucks have been dominant in their recent games, and they’re only expected to get better as the season progresses. Khris Middleton is on a good scoring streak, which uplifts Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game as well.
As far as injuries are concerned, the Bucks haven’t been too troubled by them. They have two players listed as probable for Friday’s game against the Bucks, and one of them is Jrue Holiday. The 30-year-old is questionable due to a minor ankle sprain, but he hasn’t missed a game this season.
Torrey Craig is the other probable player, who should return to action after missing nine games due to nasal surgery.
Jrue Holiday (G)
Donte DiVincenzo (G)
Khris Middleton (F)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (F)
Brook Lopez (C)
The Bucks have a fairly healthy lineup, but that’s not the case with the Mavericks. They have a handful of players who are sidelined for the Mavs game.
The NBA’s health and safety protocols are set up to ensure a smooth completion to the season, but it has recently been taking a toll on the teams.
The Dallas Mavericks will miss five players against the Bucks due to health reasons, and Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, and Jalen Brunson are the ones affected by it.
Luka Doncic (G)
Trey Burke (G)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (F)
Kristaps Porzingis (F)
Willie Cauley-Stein (C)
The Dallas Mavericks are the underdogs against the Bucks, and it is no secret. Kristaps Porzingis has just returned to the team, but he’s still on a minutes restriction. Hence, there is a possibility that Giannis and his men might put an end to their winning streak.
The two-time MVP has been powering the Bucks to back-to-back victories, and he’s once again proving to be an offensive dominator. Both teams are riding high on momentum, but we’re picking the Milwaukee Bucks to win this one, owing to the fact that Dallas has their starters sidelined.
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