Giannis Antetokounmpo to Return from Ankle Injury vs. Spurs After Missing 1 Game

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2018

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will return from a one-game absence Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced

Antetokounmpo didn't travel with the Bucks for Friday's win over the Chicago Bulls because of a right ankle injury. The Greek Freak underwent a precautionary MRI, and the scan revealed only minor swelling in the joint, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Matt Velazquez

The Bucks enter Sunday's tilt against the Spurs as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference at 38-34 overall.

They're five-and-a-half games clear of the ninth-seeded Detroit Pistons and a half-game back of the seventh-seeded Miami Heat with 10 games to play. 

Through 67 appearances this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging a career-high 27.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He's the only player in the NBA this season who has met those statistical benchmarks.


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