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Bucks' star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named MVP of the 2020 NBA season.
It was truly a dominant season for Giannis as he put up just under 30.0 points to go along with 13.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block in only 30.4 minutes per game. Still only 25-years-old, Giannis has now won two MVP awards to go along with a Defensive Player of the Year award and is quickly cementing his legacy as one of the league's most dominant players. Winning an NBA title is the only thing left to accomplish. He will enter the 2021 NBA season fully poised to reclaim his spot as the top fantasy option across all formats.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) has been ruled out for Game 5 Tuesday night.
Antetokounmpo went through warmups but it was determined the ankle wasn’t healed enough for him to play in Game 5. The Bucks played relatively well in Game 4 in his absence, and it’ll be much of the same in Game 5, with Khris Middleton leading the charge for Milwaukee in another elimination game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo re-aggravated his right ankle in the 2nd quarter and did not return, but still put up 19 points (8-10 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, one steal, and one block in 11 minutes.
Antetokounmpo writhed in pain after twisting his right ankle mid-way through the 2nd quarter. He stayed in to shoot his free throws, but was ruled out for the game shortly thereafter. His teammates, especially Khris Middleton, with their backs against the wall, pulled together and avoided elimination. They'll play Game 5 Tuesday, and it's unclear at this time of Antetokounmpo will play in that one.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and will not return to Game 4.
The Bucks will now have to win an elimination game without their best player. It’ll be a team effort in the 2nd half, but expect a lot more Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe offensively for the Bucks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo re-aggravated his injured right ankle in the 2nd quarter of Game 4.
Stay tuned for more details from the Bucks, but Antetokounmpo couldn’t put any weight on his right leg as he headed back to the locker room.