Playoffs 2019 East Semifinals: Bucks (1) vs. Celtics (4)

Bucks' Brogdon playing in Game 5

From NBA media reports

* Tonight On TNT: Celtics vs. Bucks, Game 5 (8 ET)

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is playing in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Brogdon, who has been sidelined since mid-March with a plantar facia tear in his right foot, is coming off the bench and is on a minutes restriction, according to Budenholzer.

“He’s such a pro,” Budenholzer said. “He loves playing. He’s very, very excited to be playing.”

The former Rookie of the Year has been dominant for the Bucks this season with averages of 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists over 64 games. Veteran guard George Hill has stepped up in Brogdon’s absence to average 13.8 points and 3.0 assists during the first four games against Boston.

“[Brogdon] gives us an extra spark,” All-Star Khris Middleton said on Wednesday. “Someone that we missed for a long time. Just to have him available is huge for us — another quality piece we can bring to our depth.”

The Bucks lead the Celtics 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals series. With a win tonight, the franchise would advance to its first conference finals series since 2001.

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