The Milwaukee Bucks received unfortunate news this morning. Reports out of Milwaukee are that Khris Middleton will miss the entire second-round matchup with the Boston Celtics.
The left MCL injury of Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton is a Grade 2 sprain and he is expected to miss the entire second-round series vs. Celtics, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The recovery of Grade 2 MCL places a potential Conference Finals in jeopardy for him as well.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 28, 2022
Milwaukee’s Next Man Up Mentality
Milwaukee was able to get past the Chicago Bulls after a slow start and losing Middleton. The Bucks definitely deployed the “next man up” mentality after the Middleton injury. Contributions came from a variety of players, especially Grayson Allen. Allen’s 22 points in game 3 and 27 points in game 4 helped fuel Milwaukee to a 4-1 series win.
As the 2-seed, Boston has home court advantage. Boston made quick work of the Nets and are playing at an incredibly high level. Milwaukee and Boston will kick-off the second-round matchup Sunday at 12:00pm CT on ABC.
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