Giannis Antetokounmpo’s availability for Bucks still uncertain after scary fall
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokoumpo had a scary fall during Friday’s loss to the Utah Jazz. The reigning back-to-back MVP was able to return to action, though, and finished the game for his squad.
After the defeat, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer was asked for an update on the injury of his star. As it turns out, even the 51-year-old tactician remains uncertain about Giannis’ status moving forward.
Budenholzer admitted that he is unsure about Antetokounmpo’s status for the Bucks’ upcoming games, though he did emphasize the 26-year-old’s toughness:
“I don’t have an update on him,” the Bucks coach said, via Eric Nehm of The Athletic. “He’s as tough as they come. It’s incredible how he wants to play. He always wants to be on the court. He wants to be there for his teammates. That was a tough fall. We’ll see how he does through the night and tomorrow morning and we’ll just see. It was a tough fall and a lot of toughness for him to come back and play like he did.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the game with a game-high 35 points on 14-of-25 from the floor, to go along with two triples, eight rebounds, four assists, and a block in 33 minutes of play. Khris Middleton also had another outstanding performance for Milwaukee, logging 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting, with three treys, 10 boards and four dimes.
Nevertheless, the heroics of the Bucks’ dynamic duo still wasn’t enough to prevent Utah from scoring a key away victory in the Fiserv Forum. The Jazz came away with the win, 131-118.