After suffering their first loss of the postseason Sunday, the Miami Heat have another chance to eliminate the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and advance to the conference finals today at 6:30 p.m.
For the Bucks, all eyes are on Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is listed as questionable to play tonight. Antetokounmpo first rolled his right ankle in Game 3, but played through it. After he re-injured it in the second quarter of Game 4, he was unable to return to the game. Without the reigning MVP, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez led the way as the Bucks edged the Heat in overtime.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says Giannis is "getting treatment around the clock" and doing "everything he can to make himself available." Giannis' status is obviously in question for tomorrow's Game 5 with his sprained ankle.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) September 7, 2020
Erik Spoelstra said that he is preparing his team for both possibilities — whether Antetokounmpo plays or not. At times, the Heat struggled against the smaller Bucks lineup, with the caveat that it allowed Bam Adebayo to feast on the other end.
Spoelstra on the unknown with Giannis, "We'll prepare for him to be there and prepare for him if he's not."— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) September 7, 2020
The Heat have listed Jae Crowder, Tyler Herro and Kelly Olynyk as questionable to play. Crowder took a fall and immediately grabbed his ankle late in Game 4, but got up shots yesterday.
- Jimmy Butler
- Jae Crowder
- Bam Adebayo
- Duncan Robinson
- Goran Dragic
- Khris Middleton
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Brook Lopez
- Wesley Matthews
- Eric Bledsoe
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