The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to make it back-to-back wins on Friday night when they battle the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Bucks fans, however, have kept a keen eye on the injury status of superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo after he was included in the injury report ahead of the game.
At this point, the fans want to know: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight vs. the Cavs?
Milwaukee Bucks Star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Injury Status Vs. Cavs
As of writing, there is still no guarantee that Antetokounmpo will be able to suit up for Friday’s contest. The former back-to-back MVP has been listed as probable to play due to a right calf injury.
The probable tag could be seen as a positive sign, though, as it is an upgrade from the questionable designation Giannis had in their last game because of the same injury. Antetokounmpo was still able to play through the injury to lead the Bucks to a 144-122 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, so fans are certainly hoping that this will be the case again on Friday.
UPDATE: Bucks coach Adrian Griffin has just announced that Giannis will be available tonight against the Cavs:
Bucks coach Adrian Griffin tells reporters that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be available tonight in Cleveland. https://t.co/Y2Vjr366dI
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 29, 2023
Cavs Also Dealing With Injuries
The Cavs have bigger problems. Darius Garland (jaw fracture) and Evan Mobley (left knee surgery) are both still out with respective injuries. However, the biggest development centers around four-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell, who is considered questionable to play due to a lingering illness.
With Ty Jerome and Ricky Rubio also out, and former Bucks guard Sam Merrill also questionable to play, the Cavs will be undermanned when they host the Bucks on Friday.
Now, going back to the question of Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight vs. the Cavs? The answer is yes.
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