Milwaukee Bucks Provide Update on Status of Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks punched their ticket to the NBA Finals and now they wait to hear when they'll get their best player back. Giannis Antetokounmpo has missed a few games since hyper-extending his left knee against the Atlanta Hawks and with the finals kicking off on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns, there's a good chance he doesn't play in Game 1.

Coach Mike Budenholzer admitted it's a day-to-day thing that is going to be touch and go right to the last minute before the game. The Bucks beat the Hawks 4-2 in their eastern conference final series, which had everything to do with Khris Middleton and Jrue Holliday stepping up for the team in Giannis' absence.

Antetokounmpo has been the biggest cheerleader in the league since getting hurt and you can usually find him at the end of the bench screaming and yelling directions and positive recognition. Holiday spoke to the media and mentioned how much he's inspiring his teammates:

Have his back. I mean, Giannis is a one-of-a-kind guy. We obviously all see his basketball talent, but as a human being he’s one of a kind. ... In my opinion, one of the biggest things we did the last two games was play for him, have his back and hold the fort while he was out with an injury. He shows us we are a true team.

The Bucks will play in their first NBA finals appearance since 1974.

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