The Milwaukee Bucks have struggled with inconsistent play in 2020-21 but could get a key piece back ahead of their matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 30-year-old guard is expected to return to action on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He’s missed 10 games over the last three weeks because of the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Holiday is an important part of the Bucks’ elite defense and compliments Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton well, but he’s also an asset as a scorer and playmaker. He’s averaging 16.4 points on a career-high 50.2% percent shooting to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. His return should affect the impact of DJ Augustin, Bryn Forbes, and Done DiVincenzo.
Milwaukee (20-13) ranks third in the Eastern Conference standings despite its 5-5 run without Holiday in the starting lineup. The Bucks have rebounded from a five-game losing streak by winning four games in a row, but they’ll be tested against a Clippers team that boasts the second-best record in the league.