Bucks’ Antetokounmpo hyperextends left knee, leaves sport

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo hyperextends left knee, leaves game

ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sustained a hyperextension of his left knee and won’t return to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Jap Convention finals sport in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday evening.

Antetokounmpo was defending a jam by Hawks heart Clint Capela with 7:14 remaining within the third quarter when his left knee appeared to buckle. He fell to the ground in apparent ache, grimacing and clutching his knee.

Antetokounmpo remained down for a number of minutes earlier than rising and slowly strolling to the locker room. He was supported by his brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and a workers member, as he left the court docket.

Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the bench briefly earlier than once more heading to the locker room after the Hawks blew open the sport by extending their result in 20 factors. Quickly after, the Bucks introduced he wouldn’t return to the sport.

Antetokounmpo’s standing for Sport 5 at Milwaukee on Thursday evening isn’t recognized.

Following a sluggish begin to the sport, Antetokounmpo had scored eight of his 14 factors within the opening minutes of the second half. Following the jam by Capela, the Hawks led 62-52 when the Bucks’ star left the sport.

The Hawks are with out their main scorer, Trae Younger, who was held out with a bone bruise in his proper ankle.

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins (20) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defend through the first half of Sport 4 of the NBA basketball Jap Convention finals Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Atlanta.

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