Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 21, 2018 07:13 AM
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)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to rest a sore right knee.
The Bucks announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that the All-Star would sit out the game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game against Phoenix. That will give Antetokounmpo eight days off before his planned return Friday (Saturday, PHL time) at home against Brooklyn.
Antetokounmpo also missed games on Nov. 22 and Dec. 23 (Nov. 23 and Dec. 24, PHL time) because of the same issue.
The 6'11" forward is the NBA’s second-leading scorer at 28.2 points a game. His average of 37.4 minutes is tops in the league. Antetokounmpo on Thursday was voted an All-Star starter for the second straight year.
The Bucks will be without backup point guard Malcolm Brogdon (personal reasons) against the 76ers.