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Milwaukee Bucks power forward Nikola Mirotic is expected to be available for the first game of the playoffs against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday (14/04).

Mirotic has been sidelined for more than a month with a broken left thumb and has played in only 14 games since joining the Bucks.

Yet, he participated on Friday’s practice and will compete against the Pistons. Milwaukee’s coach Mike Budenholzer also confirmed that Mirotic will play on Sunday.

Pau Gasol (left ankle), Malcolm Brogdon (right foot) and Donte DiVincenzo (left foot) will miss the match, due to injury.

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