Coming off a fun-filled victory over the San Antonio Spurs, the Milwaukee Bucks will host another young team as the Orlando Magic come to town.
This will be the second time the Bucks and Magic square off this season, and Milwaukee will aim to even up the season series after falling to Orlando in November. Yet, there are some question marks about who may be healthy leading up to the matchup. Let's break down the injury report for both the Bucks and Magic.
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing against the Magic? Bucks' injury report for Dec. 21
According to the NBA's latest injury report, Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as probable with a right midfoot sprain. Though it's never good to see him on the injury report, this latest update is a positive development, as he was previously listed as questionable. This upgrade means he will likely give it a go and play as the Milwaukee Bucks aim to keep the ball rolling.
Elsewhere, there are no surprises on the injury report. All three of Milwaukee's two way players and Chris Livingston are listed as out due to G-League assignment. Jae Crowder is also out as he keeps up his recovery from surgery. The veteran's return date is inching closer, and it will be great to have him back on the floor.
On the opposite side of things, starting guard Jalen Suggs, who is having a career year, is listed as questionable with a left wrist sprain. Former Buck Joe Ingles is also questionable with a left ankle sprain. Markelle Fultz is out due to left knee tendinitis. Kevon Harris, Jett Howard, and Trevelin Queen are also all out.
Both teams are dealing with some injuries to key players leading up to this matchup, and it will be an interesting development to see who is able to go and who is not. This will be a key battle in the NBA's Eastern Conference standing as two teams in the top four go head to head, so both teams should be pretty fired up to face one another again.
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