Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton fully participated in practice on Thursday.
SundayMilwaukee Bucks They will host Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat or Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls and Heat will square off in the playoffs on Friday night, with the winner of the game becoming the eighth seed.
Khris Middleton missed the final two games of the regular season, but the three-time NBA All-Star was in full practice Thursday.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Jim Ouzarski: “#Br Head coach Mike Budenholzer said Khris Middleton (right knee) and Pat Connaughton (right ankle) practiced fully today.
Middleton finished the regular season averaging 15.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 33 games.
But he shot 43.6% from the field and 31.5% from three-point range.
For reference, the 31-year-old averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest (shooting 37.3% from three-point range) last season.
Despite his down year, Middleton is one of their most important players and will be crucial to their playoff run.
The Bucks were the best team in the NBA with a 58-24 record during the regular season.
They finished the season 6-4 in their last ten games and 32-9 in their last 41 games against Wisconsin on their home floor.
In the year In 2021, the Bucks won the NBA championship against the Phoenix Suns, and in 2022, they lost in the second round of the playoffs (Middleton was injured in the first round and did not play in the second round).