NBA playoffs 2019: Bucks’ Nikola Mirotic expected to play Game 1 vs. Pistons

first_img Related News NBA playoffs 2019: 76ers fine Amir Johnson for looking at phone during Game 1 NBA playoffs 2019: Twitter reacts to 76ers looking at texts during loss to Nets Mirotic practiced both Friday and Saturday with no problems, and told reporters, “I should be ready to go.”Milwaukee acquired Mirotic from the Pelicans at the trade deadline to boost its perimeter game. Mirotic also has vast postseason experience.center_img The Bucks expect Nikola Mirotic to be available for Game 1 of their playoff series Sunday against the Pistons.The 6-10 forward has not played since March 19, when he suffered a broken left thumb. “This is going to be my fourth playoffs in five years,” Mirotic said. “The guys are ready, but the message from our coach is that there’s nothing different in the playoffs. We need to play our same basketball. Play hard. I think we should be fine. We are a very deep team and very hungry.”Mirotic is averaging 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds this season, and shooting 36.5 percent from 3-point range.Milwaukee hosts Detroit at 7 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img

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