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

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo
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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.