Giannis Antetokounmpo Ruled Out for Tonight’s Game Against Raptors

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes to the basket against Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors in the first half at Fiserv Forum on January 15, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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.

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