Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks obtained a quite surprising information forward of Recreation 5 of the NBA Finals towards the Phoenix Suns, with Thanasis Antetokounmpo being listed as out.
In accordance with Shams Charania of the Athletic, Giannis’ brother entered the well being and security protocols, which successfully sidelined him for the essential showdown in Arizona.
Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo has entered well being and security protocols and is listed out for Recreation 5 of the NBA Finals vs. Suns.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 17, 2021
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is barely enjoying for the Bucks within the NBA Finals, having solely appeared as soon as in Recreation 3 the place he performed for lower than two minutes.
Whereas his absence shouldn’t be anticipated to affect the Bucks in any main manner, it’s nonetheless a saddening information for Giannis Antetokounmpo who is admittedly trying ahead to successful the title together with his brother.
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It’s nonetheless unknown how lengthy Thanasis should be within the well being and security protocol, however since there may be solely a two-day hole between Video games 5 and 6, it’s attainable he may also miss out the following outing.
Hopefully, although, his brother’s absence will inspire Giannis much more because the Bucks attempt to win the NBA title since 1971. In fact, it’s not as if the Greek Freak wants any extra motivation, particularly after going this far for the primary time in his profession.
Whoever wins Game 5 on Saturday could have a vital 3-2 benefit heading into Recreation 6 in Milwaukee. Positive sufficient, the Bucks will wish to take the W and shut the season at house to rejoice with followers.