Sunday 22nd April 2018,
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Antetokounmpo Leaves Game With Ankle Injury

Antetokounmpo Leaves Game With Ankle Injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Bucks lost 127-120 to the Clippers at home on Wednesday night, moving them to 37-34 for the season.

Milwaukee may have lost a lot more than just the game though as their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game in the 2nd quarter with what appears to be an ankle sprain…

The Greek Freak stepped on Austin Rivers ankle while trailing Eric Bledsoe on a fast break and didn’t return to action.

The Bucks are sitting pretty comfortable in the 8th and final spot in the eastern conference playoffs at 37-34 and with a five game lead over the Pistons at 32-39, but if Antetokounmpo misses any period of time that big lead can tighten up quickly in the final 11 games of the season and the Bucks chances of competing with the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs would be slim to none.

The Bucks best chance at postseason success would be to leapfrog the 7th seeded Heat and potentially face a Kyrie Irving-less Celtics team in round one.

More details should come out on today or Friday, their next game is in Chicago on Friday night.

Here is to hoping that it was just a tweak and we don’t have yet another superstar on the shelf as we head into the NBA Playoffs, it has been a rough season on the injury front.

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