The Milwaukee Bucks have had a bit of an up-and-down season, and heading into the game against the Rockets were sporting a 6-6 record in their last 12 games.
Well, that record is now 6-7 over 13 games after a 143-136 loss to the Rockets, which saw Kevin Porter Jr. become the fourth youngest player to score 50 points.
The worst part about the loss, though, was seeing Giannis roll his ankle less than a minute into the game, an injury he didn’t return from.
He was already listed as probable for the game, and seems to have tweaked the same ankle.
The playoffs start on May 22, and so any long-term injury for Antetokounmpo would be disastrous for the Bucks. He’s a warrior and will play through pain, but ankle injuries can be tough as shown in the 2020 playoffs when he hurt his foot against the Heat in a series that they eventually lost 4-1.
Bucks fans can be comforted, at the very least, by knowing that there’s a full week of rest for the guaranteed seeds after the season ends.
We’ll have to see how he recuperates, but it would be a loss for all NBA fans if we see a hobbled Greek freak during this year’s high-stakes Eastern Conference playoffs.