Bucks to ‘monitor’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo after again contusion

Milwaukee Bucks star ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo left Sport 1 of the Jap Convention first-round playoff collection in opposition to the visiting Miami Warmth for good within the second quarter Sunday after sustaining a decrease again contusion.

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is injured throughout Sport One of many Jap Convention First Spherical Playoffs in opposition to the Miami Warmth at Fiserv Discussion board on April 16, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.(Getty Photographs through AFP)

With Antetokounmpo unavailable for a lot of the sport, the top-seeded Bucks fell to the eighth-seeded Warmth 130-117.

“There was an X-ray that was clear here,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer mentioned, “so we’ll monitor him, see how he does (Monday).”

Sport 2 of the collection is Wednesday evening in Milwaukee.

Antetokounmpo, a finalist for the league MVP award, fell to the ground laborious after being fouled with 4:13 left within the first quarter. He made one of many two ensuing free throws and stayed within the sport earlier than going to the locker room with 1:46 left within the interval.

He re-entered the sport with 9:56 left within the second quarter, however returned to the locker room lower than two minutes later. Later within the quarter, Milwaukee introduced that he wouldn’t return for the remainder of the evening.

“He just wasn’t moving, didn’t look comfortable, confident, so it felt like the right thing” to take away him, Budenholzer mentioned.

Antetokounmpo, a two-time MVP winner, had six factors and three rebounds in 11 minutes.

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