Giannis sits for Bucks vs. Wizards with hip, quad injuries

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 12, 2019 07:35 AM
Giannis sits for Bucks vs. Wizards with hip, quad injuries
FILE - MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 12: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots a free throw against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 12, 2018 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out of the Bucks’ game Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) against the Washington Wizards because of right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion.

It will be the third game Antetokounmpo has missed this season. The 6'11" player from Greece is averaging 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists and has emerged as an MVP candidate in his sixth season. The Bucks entered Friday (Saturday, PHL time) with the best record in the Eastern Conference.

“Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He got hit a few games ago, and kind of been managing it.”

Antetokounpo played 37 minutes Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in a victory at Houston. Milwaukee is 2-0 this season when he does not play.

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