Good news for the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo has no structural damage in his left knee following a nasty-looking injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a scary sight for NBA fans as the two-time MVP went down to the floor with an apparent leg or knee injury.
Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN had the news. There is no timetable for his return.
There is no structural damage to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s left knee after his awkward landing last night in Atlanta; ligaments are sound, sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me. Timetable to return is unclear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2021
This is great news, but with no clear timeline, there isn’t much to hope for heading into Game 5 of the ECF. The Bucks were unable to capitalize with Trae Young out due to his own injury and lost to a Lou Williams-led Hawks team. With Giannis playing just 24 minutes, there wasn’t much firepower from the usual suspects. Middleton wasn’t able to score at the same level as he had in Game 3, and it was a fumbled game by the Bucks.
Lou Will finished with 21 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic chipped in another 20 to help push the Hawks over the Bucks 110-88. If the Bucks want to make the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 they will need the Greek Freak on the court. Hopefully, Giannis will be back on the court soon and there are no more unfortunate injuries to any players.