The Milwaukee Bucks have edged closer to their objective of winning what they are hoping will be their first piece of silverware this season. They defeated the New York Knicks on Tuesday to set up a semifinal matchup against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday in the NBA In-Season Tournament.
The Pacers released their injury report earlier in the day, and now the Bucks have followed suit.
Usual Suspects for Milwaukee Bucks
The good news for Milwaukee supporters is that there aren’t any surprises on their injury report. Jae Crowder, who recently underwent surgery on his groin, is still out. Pat Connaughton (right ankle sprain) is also unavailable, marking his fourth straight missed game for Milwaukee.
Those are the only two names on the injury report for the Bucks, which means that other than their two veteran swingmen, the rest of the roster will be good to go against Indiana.
It will be worth monitoring Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury status. The seven-time All-Star rolled his ankle in Tuesday’s win against the Knicks, and while he was able to play through the knock, Giannis himself admitted on Wednesday that the ankle was “a little bit sore.”
This is going to be the Bucks’ most important game of the season thus far, though, so you can be sure that only a significant injury will force their talisman to miss this do-or-die contest.
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