By the sound of media availability at shootaround this morning, it definitely sounds like Aron Baynes (ankle) is going to try to play in Game 2 as the Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks.
Talked to #Celtics Aron Baynes a few minutes ago. I asked him about his ankle. "It's sore," Baynes said. "But nothing's stopping me (from playing)." pic.twitter.com/eK9gaElC6Q— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) April 30, 2019
Baynes left Game 1 after turning his ankle in the second half of Boston’s 22-point victory on the road to take the 1-0 series lead. Baynes was a big part of that, providing valuable defense against Giannis Antetokounmpo as Al Horford sat on the bench. Not many saw Baynes guarding Antetokounmpo as Brad Stevens’ go-to defensive strategy right out of the gates in the first quarter, but it definitely worked.
Although the Bucks’ superstar likely won’t shoot that poorly again, Aron Baynes and the rest of the Celtics will definitely try to force him into tough looks again. With Baynes in the lineup, this gets much easier.
If Baynes’ (known for screaming the pain away) assurance of his availability wasn’t enough, Brad Stevens shares the same optimism.
Stevens is under impression Baynes will be available tonight— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) April 30, 2019
The Boston Celtics will look to stomp on the Milwaukee Bucks and take a commanding 2-0 series lead on the road tonight on TNT at 8PM EST.