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Report: Entering Game 5, Giannis Antetokounmpo feels similar to entering Game 4

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 06: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks exits the game after an injury during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 06, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is battling an ankle injury.

What’s his status entering Bucks-Heat Game 5 tomorrow?

Officially he is listed as questionable. Shams Charania of Stadium provides more detail:

There are two ways of spinning this:

  • Antetokounmpo played Game 4. If he feels the same way entering Game 5, he’ll play that, too.
  • Antetokounmpo aggravated his injury and left Game 4. That showed he shouldn’t have been playing in the first place while feeling like this – especially with the Milwaukee Bucks down 3-0 or even 3-1 now.

It seems Antetokounmpo is near the line of whether or not he’ll play. If he’s healthy enough, he will. But it’s a close call of whether he’ll be healthy enough.