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Preview: Heat to take another crack at eliminating Bucks in Game 5

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable to play.

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

Probable Starters:

Miami —

  • Jimmy Butler
  • Jae Crowder
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Goran Dragic

Milwaukee —

  • Khris Middleton
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Brook Lopez
  • Wesley Matthews
  • Eric Bledsoe

Broadcast Info

  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)