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Wolves at Bucks: Will it Take a Miracle?

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A depleted Wolves squad heads to Milwaukee to face the best team in the league.

Milwaukee Bucks v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Wolves at Bucks
7:00 pm CST
FS North

Welp. Not gonna write much tactics or strategy about this one. I doubt most of you ever read it, and certainly it seems ludicrous to do so for this game. The Wolves head to Milwaukee severely short-handed. Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins remain out, as does Jake Layman. Jeff Teague is listed as doubtful after his hard fall against the Nets. Treveon Graham and Noah Vonleh are questionable. It leaves the Wolves with, well, Gorgui Dieng, Robert Covington, and a pretty random assortment of back ups and G-League guys heading into a game against the best team in the NBA.

The Bucks sit at 30-5 on the season, and revolve around their MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s hard to see how the Wolves slow him down; In the first matchup between these teams he cruised to a 34-15-6 night in 27 minutes in a 30 point Bucks blowout. It would be nice if this one were a bit more competitive, but I won’t hold my breath.

I expect to see more Naz Reid tonight, and Jaylen Nowell has been called up from Iowa and will be available as well. So I suppose that’s a reason to watch this one.

Expected Lineups

Bucks

Eric Bledsoe
Donte DiVincenzo
Khris Middleton
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Brook Lopez

Wolves

Shabazz Napier
Jarrett Culver
Kelan Martin
Robert Covington
Gorgui Dieng

Our friends are over at Brew Hoop with the Bucks news. Be excellent.

Do your thing.