The Bucks star adds to the plague of injuries that plague the Playoffs: Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Trae Young …

Antetokounmpo, at the time of the injury.Brett DavisUSA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks they tied the final of the Eastern Conference against the Milwaukee Bucks after a clear victory for 110-88 that they achieved without counting on their star, the base Bring young, injured, and was seen for sentencing in the third quarter when Giannis Antetokounmpo he injured his left knee and had to leave the court.

The Bucks star, who suffers from hyperextension in the knee, will undergo medical tests this Wednesday to determine the extent of his mishap. And he was not the only player who had to leave early. In the last room, Clint Chapel, the Hawks’ pvot, also went to the locker room after being elbowed in the eye.

But with or without Antetokounmpo, the Hawks gave the Bucks no choice, who at no point in the game were ahead on the scoreboard and lost by 25 points. The top scorer of the night was Lou Williams, which replaced Young, with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 robbery. Bogdan Bogdanovic, had 20 points (6 of 11 triples), 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

In the bucks Jrue Holiday He finished with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists, Khris Middleton he scored 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, and Antetokounmpo had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 stopper.

The face of Antetokounmpo

It was the play that ended up determining the fate of the game and who knows if the Playoffs. Antetokounmpo injured his left knee in a collision with Capela under the Bucks’ rim. Greek player’s knee bent in the opposite direction to the natural direction and Antetokounmpo stood on the floor, unable to get up amid spasms of pain.

The Bucks star retired to the locker room and although he returned to the bench a few minutes later, he was unable to return to the court. Antetokounmpo’s absence was the finishing touch for the Bucks.

It is the ninth injury of an important player in the current NBA Playoffs. A circumstance that for some, like LeBron James, is far from bad luck. “They didn’t want to listen to me at the start of the season. I knew exactly what was going to happen and I just wanted to protect our sport and our players. These injuries are not ‘part of the game’“he declared a few days ago.

“A dozen All-Stars have missed playoff games due to injury, the most in history. It’s the best time of the season and the fans are losing their best players. It’s a disgrace. If there is one person who know how the body works is me. Let them rest “, finished.

During the last couple of months and before Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Jaylen Brown, Jamal Murray and Trae Young had already been injured.


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