Chance of the Milwaukee Bucks defeating the Phoenix Suns 2021 NBA Finals It depends on the health of Giannis Antetokounmpo.This Player of the series Still recovering from a knee injury, which forced him to miss the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The day before the first game in Phoenix on Tuesday, Antetokounmpo was listed as a suspicious player in the official injury report. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer previously said that Antetokounmpo is daily.
“He had a great day,” Budenholzer told reporters on Monday. “He has made great progress.”
According to the team’s injury report, Giannis Antetokounmpo was listed as a suspicious player in the first game of the NBA Finals on Tuesday.
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Giannis is working out in a private gym to determine his state in the first game of the finals. @JaredSGreenberg
His knee hyperextension has made “significant progress”
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Antetokounmpo does not have to talk to the media on Monday because his position in the NBA Finals is uncertain. The two-time MVP worked out at a private gym on Saturday, the first time he played on the basketball court since his injury four days ago.
According to Jared Greenberg of NBA TV, Antetokounmpo has made significant progress since the knee hyperextension a week ago.he Avoid structural damage He was injured and fell to the ground in a game against the Atlanta Hawks on June 29.
Milwaukee defeated Atlanta in the next two games, Antetokounmpo was absent, and the Bucks entered the NBA Finals. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports According to reports, people believe that Antetokounmpo will be allowed to play if the conference finals reach the seventh game.
In view of Antetokounmpo’s injury, the Suns are expected to beat the Bucks. In the injury-filled playoffs, Phoenix has always been one of the healthiest teams. Chris Paul scored 41 points and made no mistakes in the Western Conference Finals after missing the first two games of the series due to COVID-19.
This marks the beginning of the second time in three years that the best player of the Finals has missed the series due to injury. Kevin Durant did not play due to a calf strain in the first four games of the 2019 NBA Finals. Durant returned in Game 5 and tore his Achilles tendon after spending 12 minutes on the court.
In this playoffs, Antetokounmpo averaged 28.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, leading the Bucks.