Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled out of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks, the team said Thursday.
Antetokounmpo suffered a hyperextended left knee during Game 4 on Tuesday and had been listed as doubtful for Thursday night’s game. An MRI showed no structural damage or ligament damage, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe on Wednesday.
Sources said a timetable for Antetokounmpo’s return is unclear.
The series is tied 2-2.
Antetokounmpo has been averaging 28.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in the postseason.
Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young and center Clint Capela have both been listed as questionable for Thursday night’s game.
Young missed Game 4 because of a bone bruise in his right foot. Capela’s right eye is inflamed after taking an inadvertent elbow to the face late in Game 4.
Antetokounmpo left Game 4 against the Hawks with just over seven minutes remaining in the third quarter after landing awkwardly on his left leg while contesting an alley-oop to Capela from John Collins.
The two-time MVP immediately fell to the floor and stayed down on the ground for several minutes — with Bucks and Hawks players and coaches surrounding him — before sitting up and being helped to his feet.
ESPN’s Malika Andrews and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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