Milwaukee Bucks promoted star striker Giannis Antetokounmpo from questionable to questionable in their latest injury report for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns.
There is a chance Antetokounmpo will play his first game since his knee is overextended in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks.
The news was reported by Malika Andrews and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Bucks star Giannis Antikonmo has been upgraded from questionable to questionable in this afternoon’s injury report.
– Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) 6 July 2021
Reporting with Tweet embed: Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee continued the clock therapy on his left knee in hopes of being cleared to play the first game of the Finals versus Phoenix tonight. A decision is expected at match time regarding availability.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 6 July 2021
After initial concerns about Antetokounmpo’s knee with structural damage, news of his knee being overextended came as a relief to the Bucks and their fans.
Anything worse would have ensured Giannis’ exit for the rest of the playoffs.
According to Andrews and Waugh, Antetokounmpo is receiving round-the-clock treatment for his injured knee.
While Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence might not be a big deal against the Hawks, they will need all the firepower needed to take on the hot Phoenix Suns.
It didn’t help that Suns guard Chris Paul played like a man on a mission to capture his first title on his debut in the NBA Finals.
The 16-year-old vet and his team are the -5.5 candidates in Game 1, according to BetMGM.
Phoenix has had the advantage of playing at home throughout the finals.