The Milwaukee Bucks enter Tuesday’s clash against the Miami Heat with the intention of going 2-0 on the season against their Eastern Conference rivals. This is after Milwaukee took down Miami in their first meeting this term, 122-114, back on November 30.
The Bucks, however, have been dealing with a slew of injuries of late, which includes Khris Middleton missing Sunday’s win against the Portland Trail Blazers due to an Achilles injury.
Milwaukee Bucks Star Khris Middleton’s Status Vs. Heat
Middleton popped up yet again on Milwaukee’s injury report ahead of Tuesday’s showdown. The three-time All-Star was initially listed as questionable to play due to tendinitis in his left Achilles.
The good news for the Bucks is that Middleton is now good to go. Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin told reporters just before tipoff that the veteran swingman will be available to take the court against Miami, per Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
This is obviously a significant development for the Bucks, who will now have all their stars available for this high-profile matchup against the defending Eastern Conference champs.
Heat Will Be Shorthanded
As for Miami, it’s going to be Bam Adebayo who’s going to be carrying much of the load against Milwaukee. The All-Star big man has been cleared to play despite dealing with a hip injury that forced him to sit out the Heat’s last game.
Miami will definitely lean heavily on Adebayo with both Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro unavailable. Both stars are dealing with respective ankle injuries and will be forced to watch from the sidelines.
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