The NBA’s player and the league’s best team are back tonight after 4.5 months off.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks kick off their NBA restart from the Florida bubble this evening against the Boston Celtics.
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The NBA will play an eight-game schedule to close out the regular season.
Antetokounmpo enters the likely MVP, having averaged 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists before the pandemic shut down sports.
It would probably take COVID-19 infecting the entire Bucks roster for them to squander the top seed in east — 6.5 games over Toronto.
Milwaukee is 2.5 games ahead of the LA Lakers for the top seed in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean much since there’s no home-court advantage.
That home-court advantage was something the Bucks were really taking advantage of during the regular, regular season, going 28-3 at Fiserv Forum.
The Bucks will be without Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton tonight — both are still conditioning following positive COVID-19 tests.