The Eastern Conference’s no.1 seed, Milwaukee Bucks, fell short against the Miami Heat in game 1 of the playoffs. It was a lightning start from the Heat, as they established themselves right from the start. The Bucks were heavy favorites going into the game, however, the Heat emerged victorious. It will be a huge game for the Bucks who will be going to Miami after tonight’s game.
Both teams played each other in the regular season and were tied at 2-2, with both teams claiming home wins in the regular season. However, with the loss last time out, the Bucks have all to do who will be sweating with the injury suffered by Giannis in game 1.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat game
Giannis has been the best player for the Bucks and a candidate for the MVP. However, in game 1 he suffered a nasty fall. The injury saw him exit the game a second time after he attempted to carry on after the fall. Going into tonight’s game the Greek Freak is listed as doubtful for the game against the Heat. Other than Giannis the only other player to make it on the injury list is Wesley Matthews
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The Miami Heat will be looking to carry the same momentum they carried against the Bucks last time out. With a quick start to the game, the Heat never looked likely to be pegged back by the Bucks. However, they too face a serious injury concern after Tyler Herro is set to miss the remainder of the post-season with a hand injury. Let’s take a look at the complete injury report and expected roster of both teams.
Milwaukee Bucks injury report
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (Doubtful)
- Wesley Matthews (Out)
Milwaukee Bucks expected roster
- Khris Middleton
- Bobby Portis
- Brook Lopez
- Jrue Holiday
- Grayson Allen
Miami Heat injury report
- Nikola Jovic (Out)
- Kyle Lowry (Questionable)
- Tyler Herro (Out)
Miami Heat expected roster
- Jimmy Butler
- Bam Adebayo
- Max Strus
- Gabe Vincent
- Caleb Martin
The Milwaukee Bucks will be expected to level things against the Miami Heat
The Heat were arguably the better team in game 1 of the first round against the Bucks. However, the Bucks back to the drawing board have shown the capability of jumping back from adversity. In the last game, they never let the Heat get away with a huge margin even though they played poorly. The Heat outsmarted the Bucks 130-117, however, it will be unlikely that the Heat replicate it in game 2.
The Heat face a serious injury concern in Tyler Herro, who is one of their crucial players this season. It will once again all down to Jimmy Butler to carry his team once again. Despite this, the Heat cannot be completely ruled out tonight, and will give them all before they travel back home. Going into tonight’s, we are going with the Bucks to tie the series. Let us know who you think will win the Bucks-Heat game tonight.