Milwaukee Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo exited Thursday’s 112-100 win towards the Chicago Bulls after struggling a sprained proper wrist early within the second quarter. Antetokounmpo landed awkwardly after making an attempt to dam the shot of Bulls guard Coby White, and after grabbing at his hand for a couple of moments he exited the sport and headed straight again to the locker room.
The two-time MVP was later dominated out of the sport, and afterward Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer mentioned the staff will proceed to judge it going ahead.
“We’re hopeful, the X-ray was clear,” Budenholzer mentioned following the win. “He’s received a sprain. We’ll simply, I feel, see how he feels tomorrow, see how he feels the following few days and proceed to judge it.”
When requested if Antetokounmpo will journey to Utah for the All-Star Game on Sunday, Budenholzer mentioned “I do not know.”
The damage occurred with 10:59 left within the second quarter, when Antetokounmpo’s legs appeared to get caught up with White’s, and he reached out towards the stanchion of the basket to brace his fall. The 7-footer instantly grimaced and grabbed his wrist, exiting the sport shortly afterward.
Based on Budenholzer’s response, it seems as if Antetokounmpo’s standing for Sunday’s All-Star Game could possibly be in jeopardy, although no determination has been made as of but. The Greek Freak was the main vote-getter within the Eastern Conference, making him one of many staff captains. He would nonetheless decide the members of his staff even when he doesn’t play within the sport.
The Bucks do not play once more till Friday, Feb. 24, which might give Antetokounmpo a full week’s relaxation if he does not go well with up the All-Star Game.
In any case, Milwaukee is hoping that Antetokounmpo will not be sidelined for lengthy. The Bucks are actually driving into All-Star break on a 12-game win streak, they usually path the Boston Celtics by only a half sport for the No. 1 spot within the Eastern Conference standings. Antetokounmpo had put collectively an unbelievable stretch, averaging 37.2 factors, 13.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists on 58 % taking pictures in the course of the successful streak.
For the season, he has performed at an MVP degree, placing up 32.5 factors, 12.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per sport.
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