Is ‘Aaron Gordon playing tonight’ has been a burning question for all Magic fans, as they look to took a 2-1 lead over Giannis and his Milwaukee Bucks.
Orlando Magic will continue to miss big man Aaron Gordon as they attempt to come back strongly after a blowout loss in game 2. The Magic had managed to shock the Bucks in the first game to spring some sense of surprise into the series after everyone had expected the Bucks to finish them off in four games itself.
Gordon has been out after straining his left hamstring in the game against Raptors earlier in the bubble. Officials representing the franchise stated that Gordon and Carter-Williams (foot tendon strain) are out for the third game of the series tonight.Also
Is Aaron Gordon playing today?
According to an injury report released by Magic, Aaron Gordon has been ruled out for today’s game vs Bucks.
A hamstring strain is one of the most adverse injuries for any athlete. Gordon suffered a Grade 1 hamstring injury and usually ends up taking about 3 weeks to heal. Gordon injured his hamstring on August, 5th against the Raptors and will be ready to take the court in Game 6 (if required).
Aaron Gordon (strained hamstrimg) and Michael Carter-Williams (strained foot tendon) are OUT for Game 3 today, Magic officials said.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) August 22, 2020
Magic will desperately miss the services of Gordon who has averaged 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists this season.
The dunking machine has carried the squad this season and he would have been crucial to guard reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who has continued with his monstrous performances in the series so far. In his absence, the Magic has lacked the size and defensive skills required to stop the Bucks superstar.
Nikola Vucevic and Ross were instrumental in helping Magic win game 1, but Bucks came back strongly in Game 2, having a strong game plan against the Magic defense.
The Magic romped to a game 1 victory and will hope to rediscover that mojo after an annihilating loss in game 2 where Giannis put up 28 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists.