Larry Sanders will not be on the floor to welcome Monta Ellis back to the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The center is still dealing with a thumb injury and is listed as inactive. While the details are still a bit fuzzy, indications are that Sanders suffered the injury during a bar fight in Milwaukee last weekend.
The Bucks will also be without backup point guard Luke Ridnour who continues to nurse a sore back. Both Brandon Knight (hamstring), the opening night starter, and Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) are listed as game-time decisions.
Whether the pair play or not, Larry Drew will stick with a starting lineup of Nate Wolters, O.J. Mayo, Caron Butler, John Henson and Zaza Pachulia.
Action tips off at 7:30 PM central with local coverage on FSN Wisconsin.