Antetokounmpo did not practice Friday due to head soreness, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Antetokounmpo was dunked on during Thursday's scrimmage against the Spurs and hit his head on the floor. Initial fears were a concussion, but he passed protocol and sat out just due to soreness. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's scrimmage against the Kings.
Antetokounmpo started and played a career-high 19 minutes Monday in the Bucks' 109-95 loss to the Nuggets, finishing with nine points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Milwaukee ruled out three players with injuries and held out four other regular rotation members for rest purposes in the second half of the back-to-back set, allowing Antetokounmpo to crack the starting five for the second time this season. The 27-year-old turned in a well-rounded line in his most extensive NBA action to date, but the performance probably won't translate to consistent minutes with Milwaukee. He'll likely drop back out of the rotation for the Bucks' next game Thursday versus the Celtics.
Antetokounmpo is starting Monday's game against the Nuggets, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports. Antetokounmpo will surprisingly step into the starting five with the Bucks missing a handful of players due to injury, including Eric Bledsoe (knee) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee). This marks his second start of the 2019-20 campaign.
Antetokounmpo (illness) is listed as available for Monday's game against the Knicks. The Bucks previously listed Antetokounmpo as out for a fourth straight contest on account of the stomach illness, but he evidently showed enough improvement at the team's morning shootaround to get the green light to play Monday. Though Antetokounmpo seems to be over the illness, he's not a lock to see any playing time versus New York if the game remains reasonably competitive throughout.
Antetokounmpo (illness) won't play Saturday against the Hornets. Antetokounmpo continues to miss time due to an illness. His next opportunity to play arrives Monday against the Knicks.
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