Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Bucks star ruled against Heat for Game 5 as reported


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The reign of MVP Giannis Antetokonampo is reportedly Out for game 5 According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Tuesday night is the Milwaukee Bucks-Miami Heat series. The Bucks superstar re-injured the same right ankle in Game 4 that he spun in Game 3 and did not return. However, Milwaukee survived its season with a 118–115 overtime win in Game 4 on Sunday despite playing the final three quarters and overtime without Antetokompo. The Bucks, however, are 3–1 down in the series, and face elimination again on Tuesday night. Without Giannis in the lineup, Milwaukee will try to rely too heavily on Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe and contend for another win against the Heat.

When Antoconompo arrived in the arena before the Bucks warm-up for Tuesday night’s game, it was Wearing boots On his right foot, but when he walked there was not even a limp. He was Taking shots during pre-game, But clearly Milwaukee felt it was not worth the risk to their franchise star.

Antetokonampo sprained his ankle while drawing a foul on a drive in the second quarter of Game 4. He put out an audible scream and stayed on the floor for a few minutes before helping on the bench.

He was able to shoot his free throw, which allowed him to return, but the Bucks ruled out their superstar only after the halftime whistle for the rest of the game. He finished with 19 points and four rebounds in 11 minutes – and finished with more points than Jimmy Butler Despite playing 27 fewer minutes.

Nothing has gone right for the top-seeded Bucks in this series, and losing Entetoconpo for Game 5 is a major setback for a team that was set for their sightseeing in the NBA Finals. Middleton will be asked to turn in a similar performance to his 36-point outing in Game 4, to give Milwaukee any chance of surviving this series.