Antetokounmpo has sore knee, won't play vs. Hornets

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 24, 2017 08:23 AM
Antetokounmpo has sore knee, won't play vs. Hornets
FILE - Milwaukee, WI - JANUARY 13: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes up for a dunk during a game against the Miami Heat on January 13, 2017 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bucks have announced that All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play against the Charlotte Hornets because of right knee soreness.

Antetokounmpo played against the Hornets in Milwaukee on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) and had 26 points and seven rebounds while playing 36.5 minutes in Milwaukee's 109-104 victory. But Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said Antetokounmpo developed soreness in the knee after the game and wouldn't be able to play on the second night of a back-to-back.

Antetokounmpo enters the game second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game.

Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Bucks.

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