Without Khris Middleton, the Robin to his Batman, Giannis Antetokounmpo was having the fun of his life and guiding the Bucks to one of their best starts ever.
The Bucks started the 2022–23 season with a perfect 9–0 record, although that ninth victory came after the Greek international missed the contest against the OKC Thunder.
The two-time MVP returned in the following contest against Trae Young’s Hawks and put up a respectable 25 points, but the Bucks lost 98-117. They suffered their first defeat of the year.
And now they have the chance to exact revenge on the Hawks when they play them once more on Monday, only this time it will be in Milwaukee.
Will Giannis Antetokounmpo play against the Hawks tonight?
Due to left knee pain, Giannis has missed Milwaukee’s last two games against the team that handed the Bucks their lone loss. Additionally, the 2021 Finals MVP is “likely” for tonight’s game.
The Bucks are likely to lose this game as well if he doesn’t play tonight. After taking a beating at the hands of Joel Embiid, Ice Trae and his squad will be hoping to turn things around.
They will also have the same record as the Boston Celtics after the loss, giving them the chance to surpass the Bucks for the top spot—something their six-time All-Star would undoubtedly dislike.
But in order to maintain his fitness, the man must fully recover from his stated issue before donning his sneakers once more. Without Middleton in their lineup, they run a significant risk of losing him as well if they don’t do that.