Milwaukee Bucks ahead Thanasis Antetokounmpo has entered well being and security protocols and will likely be out for Sport 5 of the NBA Finals towards the Phoenix Suns, it was introduced Saturday hours earlier than tip-off.
Antetokounmpo, brother of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, averaged 2.9 factors and a couple of.2 rebounds through the common season. He has performed solely two minutes within the Finals by means of 4 video games.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged Friday that issues about COVID-19 have crossed his thoughts extra lately, with the Bucks so near the title.
“There’s an actual push to remain protected, to remain wholesome, to be vigilant,” he mentioned. “Each groups, we’re very, very near the end. We’re enthusiastic about ending this sturdy.”
The series is tied 2-2 getting into Sport 5 in Phoenix. Sport 6 is about for Tuesday in Milwaukee, with Sport 7 (if vital) Thursday in Phoenix.