The Milwaukee Bucks in the post-season have turned down the pace. However, with the performances from the Heat, it is fair to say, Jimmy Butler has turned on the playoffs mode. With an upturn in Butler’s form, the Heat is looking like a threat to the Bucks’ season. With Giannis suffering an injury, everything for the Bucks has changed, and have played 2 games without their MVP.
The Heat is in a 2-1 lead in the series, they will play at home tonight before going to Milwaukee to play Game 5. However, with the Heat also sweating on their player’s health, they will look to tweak things a bit. With Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo suffering a season-ending injury earlier in the series, the Heat will look to avoid anything serious going ahead. It is a must-win for the Bucks if they want to save their season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat game
Since suffering a back injury in Game 1, Giannis has been a miss for the Bucks who have relied on him all season. The Bucks are without a doubt a well-rounded team, as they proved in the regular season and Game 2. The Greek Freak is expected to feature against the Heat tonight, after a 2-game absence.
Sources: Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to the lineup in Game 4 vs. Heat tonight barring any setbacks. Antetokounmpo missed Games 2 and 3 with a lower back contusion.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 24, 2023
The Heat is in a tough spot at home, being bothered by injuries. The Heat have already dealt a huge blow in the series, losing out on Herro, who is a key member. Despite the injury concerns, the Heat has been an injury-ridden team and still managed to keep their hopes alive. Let’s take a look at the complete injury report and expected roster of both teams tonight.
Milwaukee Bucks injury Report
- Wesley Matthews (Out)
Milwaukee Bucks expected roster
- Khris Middleton
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Brook Lopez
- Jrue Holiday
- Grayson Allen
Miami Heat injury report
- Nikola Jovic (Out)
- Bam Adebayo (Probable)
- Jimmy Butler (Questionable)
- Victor Oladipo (Out)
- Tyler Herro (Out)
Miami Heat expected roster
- Kevin Love
- Bam Adebayo (Probable)
- Max Struss
- Gabe Vincent
- Caleb Martin
The Milwaukee Bucks will be favored to win against the Miami Heat
It is going to be a head-scratcher for the Heat’s head coach to decide on his roster. However, with a 2-1 lead over the Bucks, the Heat can take a chance and give Butler a rest. Despite the injuries all season, the Heat has proven of being a capable squad. Jimmy Butler has averaged 30.0 points in this series and 6 points ahead of Khris Middleton of the Bucks. Once again in the last game, the Heat outplayed the Bucks, 121-99.
The Bucks are a roster to be feared after having a dominant season, and the Heat can’t take a chance against them. However, with the loss of Oladipo from the roster, the Heat finds themselves in a similar position. Nonetheless, the Bucks will be expected to command the tempo as the pressure is on them to force a victory before heading home.