The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off an incredible Game Five victory last night. Milwaukee went on an 11-2 run in the final 1:34 of the game that included a massive three pointer by Giannis and two incredible steals by Jrue Holiday. They take a 3-2 lead into Milwaukee Friday night to try to win the series. They have done all of this against the Celtics without Khris Middleton.
Bucks HC Mike Budenholzer said Khris Middleton will miss Games 3 and 4, but after that? “We’ll see” per Jim Owczarski:
Nothing official yet but don’t be surprised if Khris Middleton returns this series.
I’m being told he’s progressing well and the #Bucks are not ruling him out for Games 6 (and 7 if necessary)
Source calling it “a STRONG STRONG possibility he back for Game 6” @WISN12News
— Dario Melendez (@Dario_Melendez) May 11, 2022
Khris Middleton’s status has been updated for Game 6:
The Bucks injury report for Game 6 tomorrow night has been submitted.
Khris Middleton (left MCL sprain)
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) May 12, 2022
We will try for Game 7 (if necessary).
Khris Middleton was originally diagnosed with a left knee MCL sprain on April 20. He injured It in the series vs the Chicago Bulls and has not played since. Middleton coming back would not only change this series, but it would change the entire outlook of this post-season.