Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

Giannis Antetokounmpo is again within the Milwaukee Dollars’ lineup.

He was once cleared to play in Monday night time’s Recreation 4 of an Japanese Convention first-round playoff collection between the top-seeded Dollars and eighth-seeded Miami Warmth.

Antetokounmpo ignored Video games 2 and three of the collection — and maximum of Recreation 1 — with a bruised decrease again. The Dollars trailed the collection 2-1 getting into Monday’s contest.

“He is warming up and we think him to play,” Dollars trainer Mike Budenholzer stated about 90 mins sooner than sport time.

Antetokounmpo is a two-time NBA MVP and one in every of 3 finalists for the award this season. He averaged 31.1 issues this season, fifth-best within the NBA, together with 11.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists.

“He is in a position to head,” Budenholzer stated.

Antetokounmpo were given harm past due within the opening quarter of Recreation 1, touchdown on his again after twisting within the air whilst seeking to steer clear of Miami’s Kevin Love on a force to the basket. Love was once making an attempt to take a fee at the play.

Antetokounmpo left the sport in brief, attempted to go back, then left once more and was once dominated out for the remainder of that contest. The Dollars received Recreation 2 with out him, then misplaced Recreation 3 in Miami as he remained sidelined.

Miami can be with out Tyler Herro (damaged hand in Recreation 1) and Victor Oladipo (torn left patellar tendon in Recreation 3) for the rest of the collection. The Dollars had been with out Wesley Matthews (strained proper calf) for the 3rd consecutive sport Monday.


By youne