Doc Rivers Gives Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury Update Ahead of Pivotal Game 4

Mar 14, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is
Mar 14, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks will likely be without star point guard Damian Lillard for Sunday's Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers with a calf strain, and it's doubtful they'll have former league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo back either.

Bucks coach Doc Rivers told reporters Saturday that Antetokounmpo, who has been dealing with a calf strain that's held him out of the entire first-round playoff series, would be working out tomorrow as he nears a return.

"He's working out tomorrow. Going to go hard early and then we're going to make a decision," Rivers told the media.

Despite Antetokounmpo's improvement, it doesn't seem likely that he'll be available for Game 4.

"I doubt it, but we'll see," Rivers added.

With the Bucks down 2–1 in the first-round series against the Pacers, Sunday's road tilt could prove pivotal. Khris Middleton will have to carry the Milwaukee offense if Antetokounmpo and Lillard are unable to return.

Sunday's game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. ET.


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