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Giannis Antetokunmpo out, final injury report, official starters April 21

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The Indiana Pacers kick off their 2024 playoff run tonight as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. It’s a big moment for the Pacers, who haven’t been to the postseason since 2020 and have a younger roster.

Regardless, they will gain valuable experience in the series, but they are hoping to achieve something and don’t see this as a growing opportunity. “That’s the way we’re going to look at it. Just making the playoffs is not the goal. The goal is a championship,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said last week.

Here are the official starting lineups and injury reports for Game 1 of the series.

Indiana Pacers injury report

The Pacers will be without Bennedict Mathurin (torn right labrum) tonight. He is the only player listed on the injury report. By rule, two-way contract players are not available in the postseason.

Indiana Pacers starting lineup

Guard: Tyrese Haliburton

Guard: Andrew Nembhard

Forward: Aaron Nesmith

Forward: Pascal Siakam

Center: Myles Turner

This lineup was strong for much of the regular season, with a plus-minus of +66 in 444 minutes. Tonight they enter the play-offs with a clean slate.

Milwaukee Bucks injury report

The Bucks listed Giannis Antetokounmpo as out with a calf injury. His health is a big storyline in this series.

Milwaukee Bucks starting lineup

Guard: Damian Lillard

Guard: Patrick Beverley

Forward: Khris Middleton

Forward: Bobby Portis

Middle: Brook Lopez

The game starts in about 30 minutes. For more information about the promotion, click here.

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