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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, others out vs. New York Knicks

Mar 26, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks for a shot against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks for a shot against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play in Saturday’s game against the visiting New York Knicks, coach Mike Budenholzer announced.

The Bucks appear to be being cautious with the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player. Budenholzer told reporters prior to the game that Antetokounmpo did not sustain any new or further injury to his ailing left knee.

Antetokounmpo, 26, averages team-best totals in points (28.3), rebounds (11.5) and assists (6.4) for Milwaukee, which saw its season-high eight-game winning streak halted with a 122-114 setback to Boston on Friday.

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Khris Middleton (hip), Jrue Holiday (knee) and Donte DiVincenzo (foot) have also been ruled out for Saturday’s game.

Middleton, 29, averages 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

Holiday, 30, averages 15.9 points, 5.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds and a team-best 1.7 steals.

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DiVincenzo, 24, averages 10.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

–Field Level Media