Bledsoe, Bucks say point guard's left hand is fine

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 26, 2018 07:54 AM
Bledsoe, Bucks say point guard's left hand is fine
FILE - MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 9: Eric Bledsoe #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket during the game against the Miami Heat on February 9, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee guard Eric Bledsoe says an injury to his left hand didn’t affect his play in the Bucks’ Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Bledsoe’s left thumb and hand were wrapped after the 92-87 loss on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). The right-handed shooter was 5-of-15 from the field.

Bledsoe said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) he hurt the hand during Game 4 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), but that he felt good and that the injury didn’t affect him.

Bucks coach Joe Prunty said after practice Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that Bledsoe has told him he is fine and ready to go for Game 6 on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in Milwaukee. Prunty says he doesn’t think the injury is affecting his starting point guard.

It’s unclear if center John Henson will be ready for Game 6 after missing the three previous contests with a back injury.

The Celtics lead the series 3-2.

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