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Giannis starting in NBA Finals Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo runs during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern...
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo runs during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals game against the Atlanta Hawks Friday, June 25, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 7:47 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Giannis Antetokounmpo will play in Tuesday night’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals, according to the Bucks.

Giannis was listed on the Bucks’ starting lineup.

Antetokounmpo worked out on the court before the game Tuesday night and showed Bucks officials that he was healthy enough to play after missing two games with a hyperextended left knee.

Coach Mike Budenholzer said he was sure the two-time MVP would be able to make an important contribution, even if he couldn’t score as much as usual.

Antetokounmpo was injured in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals when he landed after leaping to defend a lob pass to Atlanta’s Clint Capela.

The Milwaukee Bucks face off against the Phoenix Suns at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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