Skip to content

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss a third straight game with a sore left knee when the Milwaukee Bucks host the Indiana Pacers on Monday afternoon.

Antetokounmpo was listed as probable on the Bucks’ injury report and participated in pregame warmups, but coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday that the two-time MVP will not play. Antetokounmpo also did not play in either of the Bucks’ two losses in Miami on Thursday and Saturday.

“We continue to think it’s something that he and we have dealt with, for me, every year I’ve been here,” Budenholzer said. “We don’t think it’s more than that. His health, taking care of him is always our priority. We will probably always be careful. We know how important he is to us.”

Budenholzer said no decision has been made on whether Antetokounmpo will play Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors.

“We’ll see how he responds, we’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” Budenholzer said.

Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (sprained right ankle) and forward Bobby Portis (right quad bruise) are expected to play Monday after being listed as probable. Bucks forward Khris Middleton (right knee soreness) will miss his 16th straight game, while forward Joe Ingles (left knee injury management) is also out.

The Pacers will be without leading scorer and NBA leader Tyreese Halliburton for the third straight game with a strained left elbow and a slight bone bruise in his left knee. The Pacers said Thursday that Halliburton will likely miss about two weeks.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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