The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers have started what appears to be a growing rivalry in the Central Division. After a wild and dramatic finish to their last matchup with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the team believing that the Pacers stole the game ball, tensions are high heading into tonight’s matchup between the two teams.
Not only will the Bucks face off against Indiana tonight, but they will have a second game against them on January 3rd.
Prior to tonight’s game against the Pacers, the Bucks have submitted their injury report. At this point in time, there is question about whether or not MarJon Beauchamp will play due to a non-COVID illness.
The Bucks submitted an injury report for Monday’s game vs. the Pacers.
MarJon Beauchamp – questionable (non-COVID illness)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo – out (personal reason)
Jae Crowder – out (left adductor surgery)
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) January 1, 2024
Taking A Look At The Milwaukee Bucks For Tonight
Thankfully, the Bucks are almost fully health to take on the Pacers. For Indiana, Bruce Brown will miss another game. He has been a key defender for the Pacers, so his absence will be felt for them.
It will be interesting to see what version of Giannis we see tonight. He was clearly very angry with the Pacers over the game ball situation. That should give him extra motivation tonight.
Coming into tonight’s matchup, the Bucks hold a 24-8 record and are in first place in the Central. They are also the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference behind the Boston Celtics. Milwaukee also holds a 9-1 record in its last 10 games.
For the Milwaukee Bucks to pull off the win tonight, everything starts with slowing down Tyrese Haliburton. He has become one of the top rising superstars in the game and has shown no signs of slowing down. If they can make things tough on him, the Pacers are very beatable.
Make sure to tune in tonight to see the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Pacers. It should be a very entertaining game between teams that don’t like each other very much.