Will Be Available

Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenhoizer expects Erie Bledsoe to be on the court when his team takes on Boston in the first game a week from Friday. Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, but he is also asymptomatic. The eight games leading into the playoffs are important and having Bledsoe and his 15 points-a-game in the lineup would be a big help. The Bucks have a six-and-a-half-game cushion, but they still want the top seed. Bledsoe has had some issues in the postseason, so it’s obvious he wants the chance to change that narrative. The first game for Milwaukee is July 31 .