By Adam Roberts – 7/8/2021
Miraculously, Giannis Antetokounmpo seemed largely unhindered by the knee hyperextension that kept him sidelined for the final two games of the Eastern Conference Finals when he took to the court Tuesday against Phoenix. According to the team, it shouldn’t be a concern going forward.
Giannis is officially off the injury report for game two of the NBA finals. He made a sudden return from a hyperextended left knee injury to play for in game one after being listed as doubtful. He scored 20 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.
On another topic, the ratings for Game One were quite high, which isn’t surprising given how long each fan base has been waiting for a championship. Eight-and-a-half million people tuned in for game one of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns. That’s a 13-percent increase in viewership from game one of last year’s Finals. As for the hometown ratings, the NBA says viewership in Milwaukee was the highest since 2001 and Phoenix saw its biggest ratings since 2000. The numbers were even higher toward the end of the game as almost ten-million were tuned in during the 11 p.m. Eastern hour.
The Bucks will try to even the NBA Finals against the Suns tonight in Phoenix. Our coverage begins at 7 on ESPN La Crosse 105.5 and espnlacrosse.com!