The Milwaukee Bucks managed to maintain their season alive with a 118-115 additional time win over the Miami Warmth in Sport 4 on Sunday, regardless of taking part in the ultimate three quarters and additional time with out reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks celebrity re-injured the identical proper ankle that he twisted in Sport 3 and didn’t return.

Antetokounmpo fought to get again into the sport in accordance with a number of reviews, however was finally overruled. He was unable to plant or soar off the sprain, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that the group will “see how he does over the following 24-48 hours” earlier than figuring out his standing for Sport 5 on Tuesday, one other must-win for the Bucks.  

Antetokounmpo sprained his ankle whereas drawing a foul on a drive early within the second quarter. He let loose an audible scream and stayed on the ground for a few minutes earlier than being helped to the bench.

Antetokounmpo was capable of shoot his free throws, which might have allowed him to return, however the Bucks dominated their celebrity out for the remainder of the sport simply after the halftime whistle. He completed with 19 factors and 4 rebounds in 11 minutes — and completed with extra factors than Jimmy Butler despite playing 27 fewer minutes.

Behind Khris Middleton’s 36-point efficiency, nevertheless, the Bucks managed to win the sport and stave off elimination. No NBA group has ever come again to win a playoff sequence after being down 3-0. Clearly the franchise had the long-term well being of the doubtless back-to-back MVP on the forefront of their considering, and felt it wasn’t well worth the danger to place him again into the sport.  

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