Antetokounmpo sat out his second straight game with a sore left knee after missing a 129-128 win at Sacramento on Saturday. The two-time reigning MVP, who scored 47 points to match his season high in a 127-109 win over Portland on Friday, missed his fourth game out of the Bucks’ last nine after the hope had been he would play Tuesday.
“He was warming up tonight and just felt it a little bit,” Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Just made the decision that tonight was not a good night, a night he should be out.”
Bucks were dominating all game up until the fourth quarter and let the Warriors take the lead. The Bucks had the final shot and missed. Even without Giannis we should not have lost this game. P.J. Tucker missed his seventh straight game with a strained left calf. He didn’t practice Monday and has played in only three games for the Bucks since they acquired him from Houston.
The Bucks need to get healthy for them to make a deep run into the playoffs. The Bucks were the one seed the last two seasons and we failed to reach the finals. So the regular season really does mean nothing and it all depends on the playoffs.
Jrue Holiday signed a 4 year contract extension up to 160 million dollars. In my opinion, it was a great signing. Now we have Giannis, Middleton, and Jrue locked up for years to come in Milwaukee. The Bucks are winning with a small market.