Bucks Release Injury Report After Tip-Off
Curiously, the Milwaukee Bucks released their injury update after their game against the Chicago Bulls had already started. Of course, by this time, the Bucks’ playoff fate had already been determined as the Brooklyn Nets took care of business against the Cleveland Cavaliers and assured themselves of the second seed in the Eastern Conference. In doing so, they afforded the Bucks’ starters a night off before the playoffs start.
Injury Report Update
Giannis – rest due to injury (knee soreness)
Jrue – hip soreness
Khris – ankle soreness
Donte – great toe soreness
Brook – rest due to injury (lumbar spine soreness)
Bryn – rest due to injury (left patella tendinitis)
Bobby – patella tendinitis
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 17, 2021
All five of the Bucks starters were scratched from the contest with varying injuries, paving the way for Mamadi Diakite, Sam Merrill, Pat Connaughton, Jeff Teague, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo to get the final start of the regular season.
Milwaukee will finish with the #3 seed, setting up a first-round playoff matchup with the Miami Heat. By finishing second, the Nets will get the winner of the play-in game between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics.
The late change impacted the Bucks as they are down in the second half against the Bulls. Check FanDuel Sportsbook for live betting lines.