Bucks win as Giannis sits again with calf soreness

News

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss Saturday’s game against the Miami Heat with right calf soreness, coach Mike Budenholzer announced before the game.

It’s the second straight game Antetokounmpo has been sidelined because of the injury, which kept him out of the second half of a back-to-back on Thursday in Toronto. Budenholzer said then he was hopeful this would be just a short-term issue.

“We’ll just take it day by day,” Budenholzer said Saturday. “See how it goes”

The Bucks’ roster has been hampered by injuries and illnesses since the start of the season, but they had won eight of their last nine games entering Saturday to storm back into the mix at the top of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

In 21 games this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.6 points and 11.8 rebounds while collecting a career-high 6.0 assists and 1.7 blocks.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Bulls’ Lonzo Ball could miss extensive time due to knee surgery
NBA trade rumors: Lakers just missed out on trading for Cam Reddish
Doncic’s neck ‘pretty sore’, hopeful he’ll play Sun.
The Whiteboard: Power ranking the best backup point guards in the NBA
Donovan: Allen’s flagrant on Caruso ‘dangerous’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *