The Bucks have continued their winning ways even without Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee has started a new winning streak after its 16-game one was snapped, recording its third straight victory on Thursday. The Bucks picked up two of those wins without Antetokounmpo, who has been sidelined with three different injuries lately.
What’s next for Antetokounmpo? Here’s everything we know about his latest injury and the latest on when he could return.
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What is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury?
As noted by The Athletic’s Eric Nehm, Antetokounmpo has appeared on Milwaukee’s injury report recently with three different designations — right hand soreness, right knee soreness and non-COVID illness.
Antetokounmpo sat Thursday’s win over Brooklyn with right hand soreness.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is out tonight for the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo had three injury designations on the injury report – non-COVID illness, right knee soreness, right hand soreness – in the last 48 hours.
So, I asked Budenholzer how they try to keep him healthy down the stretch: pic.twitter.com/Tty5YLuzrb
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) March 9, 2023
Antetokounmpo last played in Milwaukee’s win over Washington on March 5. He was listed as probable against the Nets on March 9, only to later be downgraded to out.
How long will Giannis Antetokounmpo be out?
The Bucks are back in action on March 11 when they face the Warriors. The team has not yet released an injury report for the game, so Antetokounmpo’s status is currently unknown.
Antetokounmpo has appeared in 52 of Milwaukee’s 66 games this season. He’s averaging a career-high 31.2 points to go along with 11.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 steals.
The Bucks have a 39-13 record with Antetokounmpo and are 9-5 without him.
At 49-18, the Bucks have the best record in the NBA. They are currently 2.5 games ahead of the Celtics, who are in second place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Giannis Antetokounmpo career stats, highlights
- 22.5 points per game
- 9.6 rebounds per game
- 4.7 assists per game
- 1.3 blocks per game
- 1.1 steals per game
- 3.0 turnovers per game
- 32.5 minutes per game
- 53.5 percent field goal shooting
- 28.8 percent 3-point shooting
- 71.0 percent free throw shooting