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Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a 3rd consecutive crippled owed to near genu soreness.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a 3rd consecutive crippled owed to near genu soreness erstwhile the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers 132-119 connected Monday afternoon.

Antetokounmpo was listed arsenic probable connected the Bucks’ wounded study and participated successful pregame warmups, but manager Mike Budenholzer said Monday the two-time MVP wouldn’t play. Antetokounmpo besides didn’t play successful either of the Bucks’ 2 losses astatine Miami connected Thursday and Saturday.

“We proceed to deliberation it’s benignant of the worldly that helium and america person dealt with, for maine it’s each twelvemonth that I’ve been here,” Budenholzer said. “We don’t deliberation it’s thing much than that. Him being healthy, taking attraction of him is ever our priority. We’re astir apt ever going to err connected the broadside of caution. We cognize however important helium is to us.”

Budenholzer said a determination hasn’t been reached connected whether Antetokounmpo volition play Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors.

“We’ll spot however helium responds, spot however he’s feeling tomorrow,” Budenholzer said.

Bucks defender Jrue Holiday (right ankle sprain) and guardant Bobby Portis (right quad bruise) led the Bucks to triumph against the Pacers, contempt some being listed arsenic probable connected Monday’s wounded report. Bucks guardant Khris Middleton (right genu soreness) missed a 16th consecutive game.

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