Antetokounmpo, Oladipo expected back for Bucks-Pacers game
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 13, 2018 07:30 AM
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers will both be at full strength Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) when All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo return to the court.
Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee’s star forward, sat out Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) game with neck soreness. Coach Mike Budenholzer said he expects the Eastern Conference’s leading scorer to start. Antetokounmpo averages 26.5 points.
Oladipo, the Pacers’ star guard, returns after missing 11 consecutive games with soreness in his right knee.
Coach Nate McMillan said Oladipo practiced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) and felt no pain. He said Oladipo’s minutes would be restricted.
The Pacers went 7-4 in his absence, including four straight wins heading into Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) game. Indiana was 0-6 without Oladipo last season.