Old friend Brook Lopez will be on the other side of the ball for the Bucks, alongside Giannis and the rest of the possibly-under-seeded Bucks (this feels like it could have been an ECF matchup, especially with the injury woes the 76ers are facing, but, anyway...).
Brooklyn, of course, will be mostly at full strength, with Jeff Green out; but the rest of the Big However Many You Want to Call It healthy and ready to go.
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WHO: Brooklyn Nets (0-0) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (0-0)
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: TNT (tv), WFAN (radio)
With Lopez punishing teams on the inside, could this be an opportunity for DeAndre Jordan to return to the rotation? DJ has been on the bench for the past month and change, but he may be someone Steve Nash turns to for size on the inside and against the Greek Freak.
In the meantime, Blake Griffin and Nicolas Claxton will man the middle. Clax was just returning from COVID protocols in the season finale between the teams in the regular season and was out injured during the first meeting. He didn’t get many minutes against Boston in round one, but look for him to get some more run, especially with Green out.
Steve Nash hasn’t dismissed that idea that DeAndre Jordan could rejoin the rotation, but he hasn’t played since May 8.
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