The Milwaukee Bucks have kept their extremely slim hopes of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals alive, courtesy of a Khris Middleton offensive masterclass in game four of their match up against the Miami Heat.
Sadly, reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo re-injured the niggly right ankle he has been dealing with for portions of the bubble, and left the game after playing only 11 minutes.
The incident occurred when Antetokounmpo drove to the basket looking to draw a foul, before twisting his ankle on Heat centre Bam Adebayo’s foot. Antetokounmpo was having himself a game, too, with 19 points and four rebounds on 8/10 from the field.
He left the facility in a moon boot.
It will be a nervous 24 hours for the organisation as they wait to see the extent of the injury, and whether or not they will have his services for game five.
In Antetokounmpo’s absence however, all star Khris Middleton was superb, pouring in 36 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists. He was ice cold in the clutch, too, scoring nine points to lead his team to an unlikely victory.
Regardless of the outcome of Antetokounmpo’s injury, the Bucks face an enormous task to come back from the 3-1 hole they find themselves in. No team has ever won an NBA playoff series when trailing 3-0.