The star of the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, had to exit the fourth game of the finals of the East early because of an injury to his left knee. After that, the player is going to have an MRI done to properly assess the injury.
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In the match, the Bucks fell 88-110 to the Atlanta Hawks without the services of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The finals series is now tied with 2 games won by each side.
The Bucks claimed on Tuesday that Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a hyperextension of his left knee. The injury happened in the 3rd quarter while there were only seven minutes left on the clock. Antetokounmpo had jumped to fight an alley-oop between John Collins and Clint Capela. However, the landing on the left leg was awkward for the twice MVP. His knee visibly buckled.
Mike Budenholzer, the coach of the Bucks, said that it seemed like the players’ legs were tangled together. He thought the landing of both the players was awkward. However, he had only seen what happened live, no replays were seen by the coach yet.
Giannis Antetokounmpo fell down immediately and did not get up for quite some time. Coaches and players from Hawks and Bucks all surrounded the player, while he eventually sat up. Thanasis, his teammate and brother, helped Giannis to stand up. After that, he walked gingerly out of the court leaning on his brother. TV replays showed Giannis walk without assistance as he went to the lockers. However, he was limping significantly.
Even with Giannis playing, the Bucks were behind in the entirety of the match. After his exit, the Hawks started dominating even more. P.J. Tucker explained that the squad did not do anything worth winning the game. They were far too confident of dominating the game.