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Published Time: 22.04.2024 - 01:14:47 Modified Time: 22.04.2024 - 01:14:47

Injuries have kept Antetokounmpo out of playoff games for the second straight season. He suffered a back injury in Game 1 of the 2023 playoffs and was sidelined the next two games against the Miami Heat. He returned for Game 4, but the Bucks lost the series in five games. Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo

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The Bucks remain hopeful the treatment for Antetokounmpo's injury will allow him to return sometime later in the series, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Coach Doc Rivers, meanwhile, said he still did not have any clarity on an injury timeline.