The Milwaukee Bucks, who are at a disadvantage in the series with a record of 1 win and 2 losses, will once again launch a counterattack with the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo (28, 213cm).
Antetokounmpo, who played an active role as Milwaukee’s immovable ace this season, felt discomfort in his back during the first game and missed the second and third games in the aftermath. Antetokounmpo’s injury was painful. Initially, it was predicted that Milwaukee, the first seed in the East, would prevail over Miami, but when one pillar of the team, which was responsible for an average of 31.1 points until the regular league, fell out, it stumbled and lost the first and third games, putting it at the bottom of the series. In the second game, despite the absence of Antetokounmpo, he won a counterattack by exploding 25 3-point shots, but it is difficult to expect such an activity in every game. 토토사이트
For Milwaukee, the news of Antetokounmpo’s participation will be more welcome than the news of the return of any other player, because if they lose even the 4th game, they will face the series elimination crisis. Adetokounmpo, who was concentrating on his recovery through individual training, participated in the shoot-around (team training) that took place prior to the 4th game and confirmed his appearance in the game. Manager Mike Budenholzer also hinted at Antetokounmpo’s return by saying, “He’s ready to play.”
Conversely, Miami Heat, which is ahead of the series, did not let down its guard when news of Antetokounmpo’s return was heard. Coach Eric Spoelstra warned, “(Adetokounmpo) skipped the second and third games, so I think he can come back physically stronger. He is the best player. We will do everything in our power to stop him.” In fact, Miami is leading the series, but they are also suffering from a series of injuries to key players. Already, Tyler Hiro (23, 196cm) and Victor Oladipo (30, 193cm) are on the long-term disabled list, and ace Jimmy Butler (33, 201cm) will also go to Game 4 in a weak condition.
In addition, it is curious whether the LA Lakers, who started to take the lead in the series with a series record of 2 wins and 1 loss, will be able to continue their momentum in the 4th game at home and move one step closer to advancing to the second round.