The Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference thanks to a 38-24 record, with a brilliant 23-11 record against teams from the East. Meanwhile, the Bulls are 11th in the table with a 26-36 record and are vying for a postseason berth.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Injury Report
Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is sidelined with an ankle problem. His progress is being monitored on a day-to-day basis. Axel Toupane is out indefinitely with an oblique injury. All other players will be available for selection.
Star shooting guard Zach LaVine continues to miss games due to the league's health and safety protocols. Adam Mokoka is sidelined with a head injury, while Troy Brown Jr. will miss out because of an ankle issue.
NBA trade deadline acquisition Nikola Vucevic's status is probable following a groin problem.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Predicted Lineups
Mike Budenholzer will start the game with a tried and trusted combination of Jrue Holiday and Donte DiVincenzo in the backcourt, with Khris Middleton retaining his spot as the team's starting small forward.
PJ Tucker will likely replace Giannis Antetokounmpo at power forward, while Brook Lopez will start at center. Bobby Portis, who has averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds, will come off the bench to log crucial minutes.
Coby White and Garrett Temple will take up guard spots for Billy Donovan's team. Defensive specialist rookie Patrick Williams will start at the 3, with former Boston Celtics man Daniel Theis starting at power forward.
Nikola Vucevic is expected to suit up for the game despite his probable status. Thaddeus Young has been a key part of the Chicago Bulls rotation, registering 12 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls predicted starting 5s
Point Guard - Jrue Holiday Shooting Guard - Donte DiVincenzo Small Forward - Khris Middleton Power Forward - PJ Tucker Center - Brook Lopez
Point Guard - Coby White Shooting Guard - Garrett Temple Small Forward - Patrick Williams Power Forward - Daniel Theis Center - Nikola Vucevic