Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been ruled questionable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat with a right ankle sprain.
Antetokounmpo sustained the sprain in the first half of Game 3, but he pushed through it until the final buzzer.
A collapse in the fourth quarter led to Miami taking a commanding 3-0 series lead.
However, Giannis didn’t use the injury as an excuse when talking about the loss.
“It wasn’t bothering me at all,” said Giannis.
Milwaukee Bucks’ coach Mike Budenholzer said the ankle was a non-issue.
“He’s a guy who’s going to fight through everything. The medical, the sports performance group said he was good to go and keep playing,” said Budenholzer when asked about Giannis’s ankle after Game 3.
“Exactly how he felt and how he was affected. He’s out there competing and giving us everything he’s got.
I thought he did a lot of things well. But we gotta do a little better.”
Antetokounmpo and his Bucks face elimination as the Miami Heat, led by Jimmy Butler, look to sweep the Eastern Conference’s number one seed out of the playoffs.