Tucker finished Sunday's Game 4 win over the Nets with 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (34 points) led the way for Milwaukee, but Tucker was arguably the Bucks' most impactful player Sunday, as he spent nearly all of his 29 minutes hounding Kevin Durant and forcing him into easily his worst game of the series. On the offensive end, Tucker drained three three-pointers en route to his highest point total in a Bucks uniform. Tucker's 13 points were his second-most in any game this season, and it was the first time he scored in double figures since Feb. 26.
Tucker will start in Game 2 against the Nets on Monday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Tucker will remain in the starting lineup for the second game in a row to start the series. In Game 1, he posted seven points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals across 28 minutes. Tucker typically isn't an appealing DFS target, though his defensive versatility should keep him on the floor for longer stretches against the Nets.
Tucker produced seven points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 28 minutes during Saturday's 115-107 loss to the Nets.
Tucker replaced Donte DiVincenzo (foot) in the starting lineup, and, after a fast start, he slowed dramatically to end with a disappointing line. Tucker is basically allergic to offense at this point, so his role is purely to slow down Kevin Durant, something he struggled to do in Game 1. Looking ahead, it is unclear whether Mike Budenholzer will stick with Tucker, but, nonetheless, don't expect to see jaw-dropping production.
Tucker will start in Saturday's Game 1 against the Nets, Jared Greenberg of NBA TV reports.
Tucker will presumably get the start over Pat Connaughton, who was inserted into the lineup for Game 4 against the Heat after Donte DiVincenzo (foot) was lost for the season. Tucker is expected to be the Bucks' primary defender on Kevin Durant.
Tucker may start Saturday's Game 1 against the Nets, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
It's possible coach Mike Budenholzer will have Pat Connaughton come off the bench after he started Game 4 against the Heat. During the first-round series, Tucker averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 20.5 minutes.
Tucker recorded just five rebounds in 20 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 victory over Orlando.
Tucker failed to score despite seeing 20 minutes of playing time, something that, even for him, is a little bewildering. He didn't even attempt a field goal, which says a lot about where he is on the offensive pecking order. Despite the fact he is likely to play consistent minutes on most nights, Tucker is not even close to being a standard league consideration.
Tucker (neck) is available for Friday's contest against the Rockets.
As expected, despite a neck injury, the veteran will see the court. Over his past six appearances, he's averaged 3.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 23.5 minutes.
Tucker (neck) is probable for Friday's game against the Rockets.
Tucker had to leave Wednesday's game against the Wizards after colliding with a teammate, but he's trending in the right direction for Friday. In another piece of good news for Milwaukee, Khris Middleton (knee) is off the injury report entirely.
Tucker won't return to Wednesday's game against the Wizards due to jaw soreness.
The 36-year-old suffered the injury on a collision with teammate Jeff Teague and won't retake the court Wednesday. Tucker should be considered questionable for Friday's matchup with the Rockets.
Tucker will start Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
The veteran forward will make his first start since joining the Bucks on his 36th birthday Wednesday with Khris Middleton (knee) unavailable. Tucker has averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 24.2 minutes over the past five games.
Tucker (ankle) is not listed on the Bucks' injury report ahead of Tuesday's game at Charlotte.
A left ankle issue kept Tucker out of Sunday's loss to Atlanta, but there's a good chance he was simply getting the day off on the second half of a back-to-back. Tucker has averaged 18.3 minutes per game over his last six appearances, though he's provided very minimal fantasy value.
Tucker (ankle) will not play Sunday against Atlanta, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Tucker had appeared in each of the last six games, but he's dealing with left ankle soreness that'll force him to miss Sunday's matchup. Bobby Portis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo could see increased run in Tucker's absence.
Tucker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Tucker is dealing with soreness in his left ankle, which appears to be a new issue for the veteran defensive specialist. He's been available in the last six games after returning from a calf injury.
Tucker (calf) played 10 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Bucks' 130-105 win over the Timberwolves, finishing with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Tucker was cleared to return on a minutes limit after missing the Bucks' previous 10 games with a calf injury. The veteran's playing time should ramp up a bit once he's further removed from the injury, but he won't be taking on the 30-plus-minute role he typically filled as a starter with the Rockets earlier this season. He's only appeared in four games with Milwaukee since being acquired March 17, averaging 0.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.5 minutes.
Tucker (calf) will be available for Wednesday's contest against the Timberwolves, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Tucker will be on an undisclosed minutes restriction in his first appearance since March 24. He saw 14.7 minutes per game in his three appearances with the Bucks this season.
Tucker (calf) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Timberwolves.
Tucker hasn't played since March 24, but he was able to get a full practice in Tuesday, signaling that he's on the verge of a return. Once he takes the court, he should continue to see 10 to 20 minutes per game for the Bucks.
Tucker (calf) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
This comes as a positive development for Tucker as he has been sidelined since March 24 due to a left calf strain. His potential return Wednesday could impact the roles of Bobby Portis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
Tucker (calf) is listed as out for Sunday's game against Orlando.
Tucker is set to miss his 10th game in a row while dealing with a strained left calf. His next chance to return will be Wednesday's game against Minnesota.
Tucker (calf) will not play Friday against the Hornets.
The veteran will remain out as he continues to deal with a strained left calf. The Bucks will be without several regulars Friday, so the situation will be worth monitoring for DFS purposes.
Tucker (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Mavericks.
The 35-year-old will be sidelined for the eighth consecutive contest while battling a strained left calf. Tucker's status is also in question for the second half of the back-to-back set Friday versus Charlotte.
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