The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Bucks (10-3) have lost two straight games and are looking to get back on track. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers (8-5) have lost four in a row despite stellar play from Darius Garland, who scored 51 points in the Cavs’ latest loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Of course, the Bucks have been limited due to injuries to core players Pat Connaughton, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday. Joe Ingles, too, is still rehabbing from a torn ACL. However, Eric Nehm broke some exciting news on Twitter regarding who will be back for the Bucks tonight.
Jrue Holiday and Pat Connaughton Likely to Return for the Bucks
According to Nehm, Joe Ingles and Khris Middleton will remain listed as “out” for tonight’s game. Additionally, Grayson Allen is doubtful due to a sprained ankle. However, Jrue Holiday and AJ Green are listed as questionable and will likely play. What is most exciting, though, is that Pat Connaughton is now considered probable and will almost certainly make his season debut tonight.
On the latest injury report, the Bucks have upgraded Pat Connaughton (right calf strain) to probable.
Everything else remains the same. https://t.co/XjaraGSXQj
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) November 16, 2022
The addition of Pat Connaughton to the Bucks’ lineup will be a major boost. Last season, Connaughton averaged a career-high 9.9 points while shooting 39.5% from three. He will be an exciting compliment off the bench to rookie MarJon Beauchamp, who had a career-high 20 points in the Bucks’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
Heartbreaking News for Khris Middleton
Khris Middleton did not practice with the team this week after the passing of his father, James Middleton, who was just 58 years old.
Heartbreaking for Khris Middleton.
Times like this make you realise sport is just that and there are much more important things in life 💚 https://t.co/L48nZPxxE7
— UK Bucks (@UK_Bucks) November 16, 2022
Of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Middleton family during this difficult time.