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Bucks Dress Just Eight Players vs. Magic

Oct 12, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34), forward Khris Middleton (22), and forward John Henson (31) celebrate a basket during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks have 15 players on their roster. Tonight, seven of those guys will be inactive. The injury bug has struck the Bucks in a big way, and tonight Milwaukee will dress just 8 players in their matchup with the Orlando Magic. So much for the Bucks’ deep bench, eh?

Brandon Knight (sore right hamstring), Zaza Pachulia (sore right foot), Gary Neal (sore left foot) were all listed as game-time decisions. None of the three will play. Luke Ridnour, who has been sidelined for weeks battling back spasms, rejoined the team today in Orlando but will not play in tonight’s game. 

Nate Wolters, O.J. Mayo, Caron Butler, Khris Middleton and Ekpe Udoh will be the starters tonight’s contest. The Bucks will have John Henson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Miroslav Raduljica available off the bench. 5 + 3 = 8.

Larry Drew has prepped his team on how to play short-handed.

Well, this should be fun. There’s never a dull day in the life of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Topics: Bucks, Magic

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