Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo to play vs. Brooklyn Nets

Apr 27, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) runs the offense against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half at Spectrum Center. The Milwaukee Bucks won 114-104. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to return to the lineup Sunday when the Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports.

Antetokounmpo, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, missed Friday night’s 108-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained right ankle. He was listed as probable ahead of Sunday’s game.

Antetokounmpo aggravated the injury during Thursday’s 143-136 loss to the Rockets when he stepped on the foot of Houston’s Kelly Olynyk 46 seconds into the first quarter. He didn’t return to the game.

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Antetokounmpo, the two-time reigning MVP, is averaging 28 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 53 games for the Bucks (39-24).

Brooklyn (43-21) is slated to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the floor, but fellow star James Harden (hamstring) will miss his 14th straight game. The Nets are coming off a Friday night 128-109 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

–Field Level Media