Breaking: Damian Lillard In Walking Boot; To Join Antetokounmpo On Sidelines

 This is the last thing the Milwaukee Bucks need right now. With superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo already on the sidelines and not having played a single game yet in these playoffs, it now appears that the Bucks may be without Damian Lillard as well going forward. 

Lillard is in a walking boot on Saturday after suffering a Grade 1 Achilles strain in their Game 3 loss to the Indiana Pacers Friday night. 

Insider Shams Charania says "there is serious doubt over his availability for Game 4," and indicates that Lillard has played through significant soreness in his Achilles tendon in recent weeks, and reaggravated the injury late in the fourth quarter of their Game 3 loss Friday night.

Sports doctor Evan Jeffries indicates that if it is indeed a Grade 1 strain, Lillard would likely be out for two weeks. Anything more serious than that and his season is definitely over. Jeffries also warns that the risk of coming back too soon is a full Achilles rupture.

The Pacers lead the series 2-1, and can put a stranglehold on things in Game 4 on Sunday, likely with the prospect of facing a Bucks team that is minus both Giannis and Dame.

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