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Bucks' Antetokounmpo out for Bulls game with ankle sprain

Giannis stepped on by Clippers guard Austin Rivers
Bucks' Antetokounmpo out for Bulls game with ankle sprain
Posted at 6:11 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 19:11:02-04

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.

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.

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.