Bucks fear Giannis Antetokounmpo has a severe ACL injury

Jun 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes over Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish (22) in the first quarter during game four of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo hyperextended his left knee Tuesday during the third quarter of Eastern Conference finals Game 4 against the host Atlanta Hawks, and he was ruled out for the rest of the contest.

Antetokounmpo was helped off the floor by his brother Thanasis after getting hurt with 7:14 left in the period.

Antetokounmpo got injured when he leaped to defend an alley-oop pass to Hawks big man Clint Capela. Antetokounmpo had his knee bend backward as he landed. He fell to the court in intense pain, grabbing the knee, and Capela fell on top of him after scoring the basket.

The two-time NBA MVP had 14 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes upon leaving to be examined. He returned to the floor less than three minutes later, but then again headed back to the locker room.

The Bucks began the night holding a 2-1 edge in the best-of-seven series.

–Field Level Media