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Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks release players status in ECF rematch

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 27: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks plays defense against Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 27, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks have released the availability status of their players for an Eastern Conference Finals rematch on Sunday.

For the Bucks, starters Khris Middleton (COVID-19 protocols), Brook Lopez (back) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) are unavailable to suit up a gear in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) and George Hill (back soreness) were listed as probable to play.

On the other hand, the Hawks will miss the service of forward De’Andre Hunter because of a wrist injury, to go along with Onyeka Okungwu (shoulder). Shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is in day-to-day status.

The two reigning Eastern Conference finalists in last season’s playoffs are currently struggling and out of the Top 10, with the Bucks (6-7) still on a title hangover while being short handed. Meanwhile, players from the part of the Hawks (4-9) outside of main man Trae Young remain inconsistent and off to a slow start in this 75th season.

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