June 10, 2023

Bucks ‘Hope For Best With Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Back

Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 3 loss at the Miami Heat, falling to 2-1 in the series.

Antetokounmpo has not played since Sunday, when he injured his back .

“He’s just not ready to go,” Mike Budenholzer said Saturday before Game 3. “I don’t think it’s always a linear thing. He’s not in a place where he can go. We’ll continue to monitor him, work with him and hope for the best.”

Antetokounmpo has not practiced with the team since, but he did some individual work on the court Friday in Milwaukee. Following Saturday morning’s shootaround, Antetokounmpo was getting stretched out by the team’s training staff and walked toward the team bus with his back taped and iced.

He was listed as questionable heading into the game.

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