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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo ruled out vs. Hornets

Mar 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) watch from the bench wearing face masks in the second halfagainst the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the visiting Charlotte Hornets with left knee soreness, the team announced Friday.

The two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player will miss his fourth straight game and sixth in the last 11 for the Bucks.

Antetokounmpo, 26, is averaging team-leading totals in points (28.8), rebounds (11.4) and assists (6.2) in 45 starts (all starts) this season.

Guards Jrue Holiday (left knee contusion) and Donte DiVincenzo (right hip contusion) and small forward P.J. Tucker (left calf strain) were also ruled out for the contest. Forward Khris Middleton (knee) and center Brook Lopez (back) are listed as doubtful.

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–Field Level Media