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NBA Playoffs Game Preview: Heat take on Bucks in Game 1 of their first round series

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The first game of this highly-anticipated series tips off at 2:00pm today.

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

GAME STORY

The Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat open the 2021 NBA Playoffs on the road for Game 1 of their first round series against the Milwaukee Bucks today at 2:00pm.

No major injuries are being reported for either side as of now.

Required reading while waiting for tip-off:

Heat vs Bucks series preview: Six potential matchups to watch out for

Varied contributions pushed Heat past Bucks last year. Can that repeat?

Will snubs motivate Giannis Antetokounmpo against Miami Heat?

After Butler and Adebayo, who could be Miami’s four most important players for a deep playoff run?

ODDS: FiveThirtyEight gives the Heat a 28% chance to win the game.

HEAT VS BUCKS: SATURDAY, MAY 22 AT 2:00 PM

INJURIES

MIAMI:

  • Victor Oladipo: out (knee)
  • Omer Yurtseven: day-to-day

MILWAUKEE:

  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo: out (right patella tendon)
  • Jeff Teague: day-to-day

LINEUPS

Projected Starters

Bucks Position Heat
Bucks Position Heat
Jrue Holiday PG Goran Dragic
Bryn Forbes SG Duncan Robinson
Khris Middleton SF Jimmy Butler
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF Trevor Ariza
Brook Lopez C Bam Adebayo

BROADCAST INFO

TV: Bally Sports Sun, ESPN
RADIO: 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ, The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ron Rothstein, Jonathan Zaslow, Tommy Tighe)
SPANISH RADIO: WRTO Mix 98.3 FM (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala). HEAT Spanish Radio Network includes: WEFL ESPN Deportes 760 AM

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