Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is putting together an early MVP campaign for the Milwaukee Bucks this season, has been upgraded to probable for tonight’s matchup versus the Orlando Magic. Antetokounmpo was originally listed as questionable for tonight’s contest with a right midfoot sprain, but now is considered likely to play.
Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight:
– 11 points
– 14 rebounds
– 16 assists (career-high)
– 2 steals
– 1 block
– 4/12 FG
Bucks have won 15 straight games when Giannis has a triple-double. pic.twitter.com/VfIHVWY9Ox
— SpunkCenter (@SpunkCenter) December 20, 2023
Antetokounmpo is currently averaging 30.6 points, 11.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists on the season and has put up a double-double in 13 of the last 15 games. Including a triple-double on Saturday versus the San Antonio Spurs with a career high 16 assists. He has broken multiple career records this year and now holds the top spot for points, rebounds and assists in Milwaukee Bucks history.
If Antetokounmpo suits up tonight versus Orlando, the Bucks chances at extending their win streak at home to 15 games skyrocket. If he decides his foot isn’t ready to go, expect Bobby Portis to be called up and start in his absence.
Other players on Milwaukee’s injury report include TyTy Washington, who is a game-time decision tonight versus the Magic with a right ankle sprain.
Jalen Suggs Listed as Game-Time Decision Tonight versus the Milwaukee Bucks
Players on Orlando’s injury report include Jalen Suggs, who is listed as a game-time decision versus Milwaukee due to a left wrist sprain. Suggs missed a couple practices over the weekend due to the injury, but has played in the last two games averaging 12 points and 3 rebounds in over 24 minutes of action.
While there haven’t been any reported setbacks with Suggs wrist, there is a chance that Orlando could hold him out for tonight’s game for rest purposes considering they are entering the second game of a back-to-back on the road.
Number one overall pick Markelle Fultz has been ruled out for tonight’s contest versus Milwaukee due to a knee injury. Fultz has been dealing with this injury all season and hasn’t touched the floor since early November versus the Atlanta Hawks.
Fultz has been limited in practice, but there is still no timetable on his return. Guard Kevon Harris has also been ruled out tonight due to a coach’s decision.
Former Milwaukee Buck Joe Ingles, who was taken out of the matchup versus the Boston Celtics with an ankle injury is listed as a game-time decision tonight versus Milwaukee. Ingles has missed the last two games for Orlando, but has a shot to play against his former team tonight.
Coverage for tonight’s Eastern Conference matchup will begin at 8:00 PM Eastern time streaming live on NBA League Pass.