Most suspected Antetokounmpo would be out after suffering a hyperextended left knee in the Bucks’ Game 4 loss. He could be lost for the remainder of the playoffs, per multiple reports. ESPN reported a timetable for a return is unclear.
Obviously, Antetokounmpo’s absence will be a major factor in a series that is currently tied at 2-all. The Bucks continue to own homecourt advantage, with Games 5 and 7, if necessary, taking place in Milwaukee.
But Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points and 12.7 rebounds, and the Bucks will undoubtedly need more production from unlikely sources just to stay afloat. They had already been missing starting guard Donte DiVincenzo, out of the playoffs with an ankl;e injury.