Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer did not have an update on Antetokounmpo after the game, saying: “We’ll see how he goes tomorrow. “
With just over 7 minutes left in the third quarter and the Bucks behind the Hawks 62-52, Antetokounmpo jumped in to challenge a John Collins alley-oop at Clint Capela. The two-time MVP awkwardly landed on his left leg, knee flexing.
Antetokounmpo immediately fell to the ground and remained on the ground for several minutes – with Bucks and Hawks players and coaches surrounding him – before sitting down.
Antetokounmpo was helped to his feet by his brother and teammate, Thanasis. Giannis cautiously left the field with the help of Thanasis.
TV screens showed Antetokounmpo walking towards the locker room unassisted, but he was limping considerably. He then returned to the Milwaukee bench and soon after was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
The series is now tied at two games apiece. Game 5 is Thursday.