Will Giannis Antetokounmpo play in Game 2 against the Heat?

On Sunday, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo injured his back in the first half of Game 1 and did not play in the second half.

Without their best player for much of the contest, the Bucks lost to the Heat by a final score of 130 to 117 thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 35 points. So, when Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and the Heat visit Fiserv Forum again tonight to play against the Bucks, all Bucks fans will surely want to know: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo play in Game 2 against the Heat?

The Bucks announced Antetokounmpo as questionable for tonight’s showdown due to a lower back contusion, according to the NBA’s official injury report. In other injury news relevant to the Bucks, Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will remain out for Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is in his 10th year in the NBA, all as a member of the Bucks’ franchise. He has averaged 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 steals per game in 63 appearances this season (all starting in the quintet).

The Greek struggled to shoot efficiently from the free throw line in the 2022-23 season, at least by his standards: Antetokounmpo’s 64.5% free throw percentage was the second lowest of his career.

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