Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing for Bucks in Game 1 vs. Pacers?

Game 1 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers will take place Sunday evening at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee with the big story for this series being the health of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. He is dealing with a calf strain he suffered late in the regular season and while the Bucks are hopeful to have him back later in the series per reports, he’s not expected to be available tonight. Here are the latest updates on his availability.

Giannis Antetokounmpo injury updates

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Antetokounmpo is going to be ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Pacers. The Bucks star is still listed as doubtful on the latest official injury report.

Antetokounmpo has officially been listed as doubtful, so it’s safe to say he’s not suiting up in this game. The Bucks have been known to play games with the injury report so nothing can truly be ruled out until they officially list Antetokounmpo as out but it seems like he won’t be playing. However, it can be considered positive news that he hasn’t been formally ruled out from the jump.

With Antetokounmpo unlikely to play, Damian Lillard and Khris Middleton will be the top options offensively for Milwaukee. Bobby Portis likely gets the start in the frontcourt with Brook Lopez, and the Bucks might also give MarJon Beauchamp some extended minutes if they go to a smaller lineup.

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