Surprise! The Bucks will once again be dealing with new injuries and a fresh starting lineup when they host the Celtics on Saturday night.
Ersan Ilyasova missed the second half of last night's 92-76 loss in Charlotte due to a sore hamstring while Caron Butler was also scratched last night with a swollen knee, and neither will be available tonight.
Caron Butler (knee)and Ersan Ilyasova (hamstring, thumb) won't play for the #Bucks tonight.— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) December 1, 2013
Larry Drew says Caron Butler is expected to miss a week with a left knee injury. #Bucks— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) December 1, 2013
No Butler (knee) or Ilyasova (hamstring) tonight. Starters will be Knight, Mayo, Middleton, Udoh and Henson#MILvBOS— Bucks PR (@BucksPR) December 1, 2013
Of course we all know what that means:
Coach Drew expects Giannis to play more tonight with Caron and Ersan out. #MILvBOS #— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 1, 2013
Did you know Giannis and Nate Wolters are pregame shooting buddies? Giannis and Nate Wolters are pregame shooting buddies?— Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning) December 1, 2013