Sanders is out with the flu and Ilyasova will not play because of a concussion.
In Atlanta, Jason Kidd spoke about the absences after shootaround, and while he didn’t address it directly, it is possible that the players could miss both games of the home-and-home series with Atlanta.
“With Ers, we have a concussion. We’re being cautious. We’ll see how he feels in the next couple of days. And when you look at Larry, he’s out. He has the flu so we’ll see how he feels here in the next couple of days.”
Kidd declined to name a starter to replace Sanders, but Zaza Pachulia could see a lot of minutes in his return to Atlanta, where he played 8 seasons with the Hawks.
The Bucks enter the contest a shade under 0.500 with a 14-15 record and the Hawks have won 14 of their last 15 games.