The coronavirus explodes again in contagions and the NBA cannot be kept out of it. As an example, Monty Williams, like other workers, wears a mask again in the press room, not as in the rest of the series. The virus, despite vaccinations, continues to swarm. In the 2021 Finals, already far from last year’s bubble in Lake Buena Vista, it has also fallen. In the Bucks, panic begins after the information that has occurred before the fifth game (2-2), which leaves a player and a coach isolated and with the hope that they are the only ones and there will be no more affected.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ older brother and one of the players who is playing residual minutes in recent weeks, is one of those who has gone fallow. He has isolated himself when entering the NBA protocol for close contacts with a positive, according to Shams Charania (.). Not only because of their family relationship but also because of their regular interactions, such as the motivational ritual before jumping onto the pitch, the deep concern in the Milwaukee.
For the fifth game the assistant coach will not be either Josh oppenheimer, a member of Mike Budenholzer’s coaching staff, and even a referee, Sean Wright, of those who were to officiate the contest (replaced by James Williams). Many doubts in these Finals.