NBA PLAYOFFS 2021
Bucks vs Hawks Game 6: Giannis and Young remain doubts
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trae Young are in a race against time to be fit for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful as the Milwaukee Bucks try to clinch an NBA Finals berth, while Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young is questionable for Saturday's clash.
Giannis and Young could miss Bucks-Hawks Game 6
The Bucks moved 3-2 clear in the Eastern Conference Finals after beating the Hawks 123-112 in Game 5 on Thursday, with Antetokounmpo and Young both watching from the sidelines.
Bucks superstar Antetokounmpo is likely to miss Game 6 after sitting out the previous contest due to a hyperextended left knee suffered in the Game 4 loss away to the Hawks.
Injury Status Update:— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 2, 2021
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful (hyperextended left knee) for Game 6.
Two-time MVP Antetokounmpo landed awkwardly on his left leg with just over seven minutes remaining in the third quarter in Atlanta, where he jumped up to contest an alley-oop from Lou Williams to Clint Capela, but his knee buckled before he hobbled to the locker room.
Young has missed back-to-back games with a bone bruise in his right foot following a freak injury in Game 3, which saw the Hawks guard step on the referee's foot at State Farm Arena.
Antetokounmpo has been averaging a career-high 29.2 points in the playoffs, along with 13.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
An @emoryhealthcare injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Milwaukee:— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 2, 2021
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness): Probable
Trae Young (right foot bone bruise: Questionable
Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory condition): Out
De’Andre Hunter (right meniscus surgery): Out pic.twitter.com/5sF8hNyENw
The 'Greek Freak' had averaged 28.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and a career best-tying 5.9 assists per game in the regular season.
Young has been averaging 29.8 points, 9.5 assists and 2.7 rebounds in his first playoff campaign, having averaged 25.3 points, a career-high 9.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds in the regular season.
Milwaukee are eyeing their first championship since 1971, while they last reached the NBA Finals in 1973-74.
Champions in 1958, the Hawks have not featured in the Finals since their triumphant season 63 years ago when they were still based in St Louis.
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