Milwaukee Bucks superstar Yiannis Anttokounbou will lose his second consecutive game due to back pain.
The Bucks will be without the reigning NBA MVP for Saturday’s clash against the Orlando Magic, the team has announced.
Antetokounmpo won its Milwaukee debut with a 112-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday because of a back problem.
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“He’s done some work earlier today and is making progress. I think he’s very close,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters preparing for Saturday.
“He’s just not ready to go or not fit tonight. We hope he doesn’t play tonight and another day without a game, he’ll be back soon.”
Antetokounmpo averages 30.5 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game for the Bucks (28-5).