Eastern Notes: Herro, Giannis, Raptors, Pistons

Tyler Herro hit some huge shots late in the Heat’s overtime loss to the Bucks during Game 4 on Sunday. He’s still not guaranteed of playing on Tuesday, according to NBA.com’s injury report. The rookie shooting guard is listed as questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday due to a right hip bruise. Two other Miami rotation players – forward Jae Crowder (left ankle sprain) and center Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) – are also considered questionable for Game 5.

We have more from around the Eastern Conference:

  • The Bucks shouldn’t risk their future by allowing Giannis Antetokounmpo to play again in their second-round playoff series, Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports opines. Milwaukee has little chance of winning three consecutive games and playing Antetokounmpo — who is listed as questionable for Game 5 with a sore right ankle — could do more damage than good. Goodwill cites Grant Hill and Kevin Durant as examples of players who tried to play through pain in the playoffs and wound up with more serious injuries.
  • Continuity has allowed the Raptors to overcome the loss of Kawhi Leonard and make another postseason run, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Many of their rotation players have been with the organization for at least three years, fostering good chemistry. They also play with a chip on their shoulders, eager to prove their detractors wrong.
  • The Pistons will be one of the eight teams not invited to Orlando to hold team camps, beginning in the middle of this month. Pistons.com’s Keith Langlois explores how each of their core players can make the most of their prolonged off-season.
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3 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Herro, Giannis, Raptors, Pistons

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Herro last two threes, that tied up gm. Was just awful defense by Bucks. They had to have threes. And they just let him shoot it. They should be coached for that situation. Heat got their number. That you don’t pay attention to Herro. Duncan n Herro both good shooters. Have to be played smart. They aren’t the most athletic. Both use picks and moving without ball. To get get good looks. They should have been keying on this from gm1. Bucks coach should be fired.

  2. Reflect

    Most players who play with ankle injuries do not end up suffering worst injuries. All of a sudden cause Durant is the most recent case, everyone is being super dramatic about it. Playing through injuries in the playoffs has been happening every year for decades.

    Giannis should play as much as he can. The playoffs are the whole point of having an NBA career. He can rest in the offseason. He doesn’t want to look back at his one chance at a playoff run and regret not even trying.

    • x%sure

      It was never made clear in Durant’s case even if it was an ankle. BasRef says achilles. Yes ankles have a way of healing with use… “walk it off”. I would like to see the Bucks develop function without him but that can wait for next season… there may only be one game left this one.

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