Superstar powerfulness guardant Giannis Antetokounmpo injured his correct knee successful nan first 4th of the Bucks' 128-99 triumph complete nan Miami Heat Friday night.
With conscionable complete 1 infinitesimal remaining successful nan opening quarter, nan two-time NBA MVP knocked knees pinch different player. Antetokounmpo was not capable to return to nan game.
Bucks caput coach Mike Budenholzer said he was not judge erstwhile precisely Antetokounmpo wounded his knee but noted he would beryllium considered day-to-day because of nan injury.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo of nan Milwaukee Bucks, right, dribbles nan shot to nan handbasket during nan first half of a crippled against nan Miami Heat astatine Fiserv Forum Feb. 24, 2023, successful Milwaukee. (John Fisher/Getty Images)
Antetokounmpo entered nan crippled pinch a lingering wrist wounded he suffered successful a crippled earlier nan All-Star break. He did commencement successful past week's All-Star game but quickly exited aft scoring conscionable 2 points.
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On Friday, Budenholzer called a timeout successful nan mediate of a Bucks possession arsenic Antetokounmpo was motioning toward nan squad bench. He past went into nan passageway and into nan locker room area.
"He was fundamentally asking out," Budenholzer said aft nan game. "Fortunately, we had nan ball. I don't deliberation we cognize precisely erstwhile he knocked knees."
Milwaukee Bucks guardant Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots arsenic Utah Jazz halfway Rudy Gobert (27) defends during nan first half of a crippled March 14, 2022, successful Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
The 28-year-old was upgraded from doubtful to questionable to progressive earlier nan crippled against the Heat. He registered 4 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists successful his constricted clip connected nan tribunal Friday.
Milwaukee Bucks guardant Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives for nan handbasket astir Golden State Warriors guardant Draymond Green (23) during nan 3rd 4th astatine Fiserv Forum Dec 13, 2022, successful Milwaukee. (Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports)
Antetokounmpo besides missed games earlier this play pinch a near knee injury. Milwaukee's 29-point triumph complete Miami marked its largest separator of triumph of nan season.
The Bucks person now won 13 consecutive games, nan longest streak successful nan convention this season.
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"The past 2 days of believe [without Giannis], we really conscionable emphasized benignant of keeping that rhythm, nan measurement that we play," Bucks defender Jrue Holiday said.
"Bud [Budenholzer] says we move connected nan faucet. I deliberation conscionable playing fast, sometimes playing random and keeping our chemistry has been good."
Chantz Martin is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.