Antetokounmpo aggravated the foot injury after scoring 34 points in the Bucks’ 128-118 conquer the LA Clippers on Thursday night. He even left the game midway through the fourth quarter and did not return.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters Sunday that there was a fantastic chance that Antetokounmpo plays on Milwaukee’s three-game road trip. The Bucks play Monday at Brooklyn and Thursday at Philadelphia.
Your decision to rest Antetokounmpo came with the Bucks close to securing homecourt advantage during the playoffs. Milwaukee entered Sunday 3½ games ahead of this Toronto Raptors in the race for the best area in the Eastern Conference.
He also said Thursday he never felt fully recovered from the very first sprain.
“Usually when you sprain your foot, you tweak your ankle, you stay out for twothree, four games,” Antetokounmpo stated. “But I really don’t enjoy missing matches so I must work through it while playing and decide to try to receive my strength together with your practices”