Sunday, February 5, 2023

Giannis will face defeat in his third consecutive game

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his third straight game with 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 the two-time MVP would not play. Greiken didn’t play in either of the Bucks’ two losses to Miami on Thursday and Saturday.

“We don’t think it’s more than that. She’s healthy, taking care of her is always our priority. We’re probably always going to be careful. We know how important it is to us.” head coach.

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

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

Bucks guard Junior Holiday (sprained right ankle) and forward Bobby Portis (injured right quadriceps) are expected to play Monday after being listed as probables. Bucks forward Khris Middleton (sore right knee) will miss 16 straight games, and forward Joe Ingles (naughty left knee) is also out.

The Pacers, for their part, will be without their leading scorer and NBA leader, Tyrese Halliburton, for the third straight game due to a left elbow sprain and a slight bone bruise in his left knee.

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