According to Mike Budenholzer in pregame, Jrue Holiday (health and safety protocols) will not suit up for the Milwaukee Bucks in their matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, missing his 10th straight game overall.
Another guard, DJ Augustin (personal/family reasons), who started the last three games for the Bucks (all wins), sounds close to being a no-go for Coach Bud, too.
Brandy Augustin gave birth today and thus, her husband D.J. is doubtful for tonight's game against the Pelicans, per @BucksPR.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) February 26, 2021
"Very doubtful," according to Mike Budenholzer with a smile.
Prior to DJ’s insertion into the starting lineup, Milwaukee had lost five straight contests. If Holiday and Augustin are out, this feels it could increase the odds — even if ever so slightly — of a Pelicans win.
As for New Orleans, they are expected to be at full strength, getting Steven Adams back from a right sprained ankle for last night’s game versus the Detroit Pistons.
Can the Pelicans sweep the season series against the Bucks? For some additional answers, please give Jamile’s preview a read.
Who: New Orleans Pelicans (14-17) at Milwaukee Bucks (19-13)
When: February 25, 8:30 p.m. Central
Where to watch: TNT
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM