Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out vs. Pacers

Mar 17, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after scoring against the Philadelphia 76ersa during overtime at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks said star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play in Monday night’s game against the visiting Indiana Pacers due a left knee sprain.

The league’s two-time reigning Most Valuable Player has missed just one of the Bucks’ 41 games this season, back on Jan. 9.

Antetokounmpo, 26, played 34 minutes in Saturday’s 120-113 victory against the San Antonio Spurs, finishing with 26 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds.

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The 2021 All-Star Game MVP is averaging 29.0 points, 11.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 40 starts this season.

Monday’s contest is the start of a four-game homestand this week for the Bucks, who return to action Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics.

–Field Level Media