MILWAUKEE (AP) -- All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks' home game Friday night against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained right ankle.
The Bucks ruled out Antetokounmpo earlier Friday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for tomorrow’s game in Chicago with a right ankle sprain. pic.twitter.com/UjbOWfInZf
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 22, 2018
Antetokounmpo got hurt in the second quarter of a 127-120 loss on Wednesday to the Los Angeles Clippers when he appeared to trip over teammate Shabazz Muhammad under the Bucks' basket.
Antetokounmpo fell into a heap under the basket but was able to walk off the court under his own power. He was even seen cuddling a puppy in the locker room postgame.
Someone just came into the Bucks locker room holding a puppy. John Henson cooed over it & followed it back to another area calling for Giannis. A few mins later Giannis appeared holding it and before anyone could react he walked briskly out of the locker room. Only a slight limp.
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) March 22, 2018
The Bucks are currently 37-34 and sit five games ahead of the Detroit Pistons for the eight and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have 11 games left in their season, and only four more home games.
Antetokounmpo is fourth in the league in scoring at 27.3 points a game.