Is Giannins Antentokounmpo Playing Tonight In Game 4 vs Heat?

Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the last two of the Eastern Conference series that the Milwaukee Bucks are playing against the Miami Heat. The Bucks somehow managed to win one of those two games 138-122 and tie the series to 1-1 at home, but the team faltered in Game 3, which was out of reach for them from start to finish pretty much. The series now stays to Miami for Game 4, and the question is Giannis still injured is brought up again.

The Bucks came into the Playoffs with the best regular season record in the entire league, and they were, and still are, major favorites to defeat the Miami Heat in the opening Playoff round. However, the Heat showed that they are not here just to play, as they stole Game 1 in Milwaukee with a 130-117 win. Deep in the first quarter, Antetokounmpo landed on his back after Kevin Love tried to get a charge on the play. It was a tough fall for the Greek Freek, who proved to be just a human as he sat out the next two of the series.

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What’s Antetokounmpo’s Injury Status Ahead of Game 4 of the Series?

Giannis Antetokounmpo is still not given a green light to play, officially. He is listed as day to day with a back injury by the Bucks, but reports coming from the team indicate that the Greek Freak will play Game 4 of the series. Of course, more will be know as we get closer to the tip off and we get an official update on his injury status, but, it seems that Giannis will get back to try and help his team tie the series before heading back to Milwaukee.

He already missed the last two games of the series which shows that the injury was not naive at all. Knowing how tough Antetokounmpo is, and the fact that he has played injured before, the Bucks fans are hoping that he will suit up in Game 4 but the question is Giannis playing tonight still remains officially unanswered.

What this means for the Heat?

If Antetokounmpo does suit up tonight, that will drastically impact Miami’s chances to extend their lead and defend their home court again, after they did so in Game 3.

That being said, the Heat managed to snatch a win over the Bucks in Game 1 of the series in Milwaukee despite Antetokounmpo playing in that game, so Miami players certainly have the confidence and the skill to back it up, even with Greek Freak on the court. The Heat themselves are dealing with an important injury as Tyler Herro broke his hand in Game 2 and will likely miss the rest of postseason, but they also showed that they can manage without him.

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