Bucks without six players ahead of game against Brooklyn; Nets without Irving, Harris

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The Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks will face each other Friday night, with Milwaukee being heavily undermanned ahead of the game.

The Bucks will be missing Jrue Holiday, George Hill, Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen as all four guards are in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. At the same time, Brook Lopez and Donte DiVincezo are out with a back and an ankle injury, respectively.

On the bright side, Giannis Antetokounmpo is considered probable ahead of the contest with a non-COVID illness. The Nets appear to be in a better situation with just two players non-available.

Joe Harris is remaining out recovering from a left ankle surgery, while Kyrie Irving is not available for the game due to the vaccine mandate in New York.

The two teams are among the top four in the East. The Nets are coming off an away win over the Pacers, while Milwaukee experienced a defeat in the latest game against the Raptors.

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