The Milwaukee train has left the station and is headed straight to a playoff appearance. Without any surprise, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the one driving it. The Greek Freak is putting up another MVP-worthy performance, on par with the best players of the season.
He is averaging an incredible 31.6 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in 26 appearances. This makes him a crucial asset for the Bucks and proves the threat he is capable of bringing to a game. Without him, their win probability dips significantly.
The Nets, their next matchup, are an impressive squad. Boosted by their recent victories, they will look to continue their streak. However, fortunately for Milwaukee, Giannis will most likely make an appearance tonight.
The Bucks submitted an injury report for Friday night’s game in Brooklyn.
Probable: Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee soreness)
Doubtful: Khris Middleton (right knee soreness)
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 22, 2022
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Giannis Antetokounmpo listed as probable against the Nets
The official NBA injury report has listed Giannis as probable against the Nets. He is not confirmed yet due to slight knee soreness. However, probable is definitely a good sign. This means Mike Budenholzer believes Giannis will be match fit by game time.
That being said, if the soreness persists, there is a small chance he may sit Giannis against the Nets. In which case, the Nets will likely overrun them.
The duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving is lethal. They are capable of manipulating any defense and creating space for good looks. Though both are shooting poorly from the three this season, they are still capable of dominating the offense.
Giannis is the key to stopping them. He can overtake both defense and offense with his sheer will and freakish athleticism. Fortunately for fans, with Giannis playing, it’ll be an incredible matchup.
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