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Matt Velazquez: Bud says Sterling Brown (back spasms) will warm up and they’ll see how he feels. They’ll decide who to start and how to use him depending on those warmups.
Malika Andrews: Sterling Brown — who has been starting in place of injured Malcolm Brogdon — is listed as probable tonight against the Celtics with back soreness. He was getting extra treatment on his back after Game 1.
Matt Velazquez: Sterling Brown and George Hill have been cleared for the Bucks tonight and will play. Giannis Antetokounmpo is out in the court warming up and Bud says they will see how he handles that before making a final decision. The hope is he will be available.
Ira Winderman: After being sidelined, Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as probable for Friday’s visit by the Heat, as are George Hill and Sterling Brown.
Matt Velazquez: Mike Budenholzer hasn’t decided on starters yet but expects Tim Frazier to play tonight. Bud also said he thinks Sterling Brown is getting really close to returning from his right wrist injury. Played 5 on 5 today and Bud hopes to get him back around the end of the week.
Matt Velazquez: George Hill (left groin strain), Sterling Brown (right wrist soreness) and Christian Wood (G League assignment) are OUT for the Bucks. Everyone else is available with no limitations, Bud says.
Matt Velazquez: Giannis Antetokounmpo still officially doubtful as of the most recent injury report. Sterling Brown is also now listed as doubtful with a right wrist injury.
Matt Velazquez: Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles soreness), Sterling Brown (right wrist contusion) and Jason Smith (left knee soreness) are all probable for the Bucks tonight in DC. Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis) remains out.
Guard Sterling Brown returned to practice Friday after missing much of training camp with a nagging left hamstring injury. “Just trying to take precautions, trying to get back ready so I don’t mess it up anymore,” Brown said.
Matt Velazquez: Sterling Brown says he hurt his left hamstring early in training camp but that it’s not a big deal. Says he should be back in time for the Bucks’ next game.
Matt Velazquez: Mike Budenholzer says Sterling Brown (hamstring), DJ Wilson (hamstring), Trevon Duval (eye) and Matthew Dellavedova (coach’s decision) won’t play tonight vs the Bulls. That leaves 16 players. Doesn’t expect all 16 will play, but time will tell.
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May 8, 2021 | 9:34 pm EDT Update
The Sixers won their eighth straight game with a 118-104 victory over the Pistons on Saturday night, moving ever so closer to locking down the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid led the way with 29 points, and strong efforts from Dwight Howard and Tyrese Maxey were among the standouts from the supporting cast.
Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers on the playoff rotation: “I think we’re very comfortable with who were are going to play. I think we’ve been comfortable.” Says they “won’t blink” at playing 11 guys if they need to
May 8, 2021 | 8:54 pm EDT Update
Fred Katz: There it is. Russell Westbrook has officially tied Oscar Robertson’s all-time triple-double record of 181 for a career, a record that has stood for 47 years. Westbrook now has 21 triple-doubles in his last 25 games and will go for the record Monday against the Hawks.