Giannis ruled out for Bucks vs. Celtics


The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo when they visit the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

The two-time NBA MVP has been ruled out with a right ankle injury, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholtzer announced. He had been listed as probable on the team's most recent injury report.

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Antetokounmpo suffered the injury during Wednesday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers. While it doesn't appear to be serious, Milwaukee understandably is taking a cautious approach with its five-time All-Star.

Khris Middleton also will be missing for the Bucks as he remains in NBA health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. The Celtics will be short-handed as well with Jaylen Brown sidelined due to a hamstring injury.

Tip-off for Celtics-Bucks is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston.