2020 Playoffs: First Round | Bucks vs. Magic
Aaron Gordon to miss Game 2 against Milwaukee
From NBA Twitter and media reports
The No. 8-seeded Orlando Magic are looking for a 2-0 start in their first-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks today (6 ET, ESPN). To do so, they’ll have to log another postseason win with without star forward Aaron Gordon.
Gordon has been ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Bucks as he continues to deal with a left hamstring injury. That same injury kept him out of the Magic’s 122-110 win on Tuesday.
Aaron Gordon (hamstring) and Michael Carter-Williams (left foot) are ruled out of Orlando's Game 2 vs. Milwaukee today, team says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 20, 2020
Gordon was Orlando’s fourth-leading scorer in 2019-20 (14.4 points per game) and its No. 2 rebounder (7.7 rpg) while shooting 43.7% overall and 30.8% on 3-pointers in 62 games.
Backup guard Michael Carter-Williams, who also missed Game 1, will not play today as well as he deals with a strained left foot tendon. Carter-Williams appeared in 45 games, averaging 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 18.5 minutes per game.
The Bucks came into the postseason as the favorites to win the NBA title. But they went 3-5 in seeding games in the bubble, and that sluggish play carried over into the postseason.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.