Bucks F Antetokounmpo out vs. Suns

Nov 22, 2017 - 9:43 PM Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play in Wednesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns because of right knee soreness.

The Bucks and coach Jason Kidd announced the news via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Antetokounmpo, 22, said this is the same injury that bothered him this summer when knee pain prevented him from playing for the Greek national team in the European championship.

The 6-foot-11, 222-pound Antetokounmpo is averaging career highs of 29.7 points (second in the league) and 10.3 rebounds in 16 games this season.

The Bucks also will be without guard Matthew Dellavedova, forward Mirza Teletovic and center John Henson for Wednesday's game in Phoenix. Dellavedova, suffering from left knee tendinitis, hasn't played since Nov. 13. Teletovic is out for four weeks after getting knee surgery on Tuesday. Henson will miss the game due to an eye procedure he went through on Tuesday.

"We have a lot of people out tonight," Kidd told reporters. "But that means someone else has to step up."

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