Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit out a game for the first time this season on Wednesday due to a strained right calf, as indicated in the Bucks’ injury report.
The two-time MVP had been a consistent presence, participating in all of the team’s first 10 games, showcasing an impressive average of 29.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.
In his last performance against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, Antetokounmpo played 35 minutes, securing 35 points and 11 rebounds in a 118-109 victory.
With Giannis sidelined, the Bucks are set to adjust their lineup, with Big Bobby Portis expected to step into the starting five.
Additionally, players like Pat Connaughton and MarJon Beauchamp are anticipated to handle increased minutes in the absence of the star forward.