Khris Middleton will not play in tonight’s game for the Milwaukee Bucks versus the New Orleans Pelicans due to an injury, but Giannis Antetokounmpo returns to the lineup after sitting out Saturday’s win over the Utah Jazz. Check out the starting lineups for the Bucks and the Pelicans on Monday night (19). CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Antetokounmpo missed Saturday’s victory over Utah with a reported knee bother, but is available for his full workload tonight as Milwaukee starts a four-game week that does not include any back-to-back fixtures and climax on Christmas Day against the Celtics. Read more: NBA schedule and how to follow live Gamecast tonight – Dec. 19
Middleton also missed Saturday’s game with a sore knee, and was expected to return on Monday. However, he remains out of uniform for this encounter, which could suggest that his injury could be something more than just the Bucks wanting to be cautious.
Jrue Holiday, who had 21 points, eight assists and four rebounds in the victory for the Bucks (21-8) over the Jazz will start alongside MarJon Beauchamp, who is averaging 6.2 points per game –in the backcourt, while Grayson Allen and Antetokounmpo are the forwards alongside veteran center Brook Lopez.
Meanwhile, the Pelicans (18-11) are still without forwards Brandon Ingram (toe), E.J. Liddell (knee) and Larry Nance (Achilles) due to injury.
Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum are among the starters tonight for New Orleans, which is looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Jonas Valanciunas, Trey Murphy, and Herbert Jones all start as well for the Pelicans, who start their two-game home fixtures.
Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 p.m. – GAMECAST
Here is an overview of their current starting lineups:
Milwaukee Bucks team:
Jrue Holiday (PG)
MarJon Beauchamp (SG)
Grayson Allen (SF)
G. Antetokounmpo (PF)
C Brook Lopez (C)
New Orleans Pelicans team:
CJ McCollum (PG)
Trey Murphy (SG)
Herbert Jones (SF)
Zion Williamson (PF)
Jonas Valanciunas (C)