INDIANAPOLIS — Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who missed 11 video games with a knee damage, began in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night time.
Coach Nate McMillan stated Oladipo’s minutes can be restricted, however he didn’t disclose what number of minutes the All-Star would play.
Oladipo went by a full apply Tuesday.
“[He’s] feeling higher,” McMillan stated earlier than the sport. “He went by a pair practices — went dwell yesterday in apply and felt good. He isn’t experiencing any ache, which was what we have been ready for.”
Oladipo is averaging 21.Four factors and 6.6 rebounds per sport this season.
Throughout his absence the Pacers went 7-Four, and they’re using a four-game profitable streak getting into Wednesday.
“It is at all times robust coming again,” McMillan stated. “As I’ve informed him, slowly strive to work your self again in. He is been out for a lot of video games and he is excited. The fan base, I am positive, goes to be excited to see him and get him again out on the ground.”
Oladipo initially injured his knee on Nov. 7 and aggravated it additional when he fell into the gang throughout a sport on Nov. 17.
For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was sidelined with neck soreness within the staff’s final sport in opposition to Cleveland, will probably be out there in opposition to the Pacers. Pat Connaughton, who additionally missed that sport with a knee damage, is out there to play.