Bucks’ T. Antetokounmpo out for Game 5 due to health and safety protocols

Jul 17, 2021, 3:54 PM | Updated: 3:59 pm
Thanasis Antetokounmpo #43 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes up for a shot against Torrey Craig #12 of th...
Thanasis Antetokounmpo #43 of the Milwaukee Bucks goes up for a shot against Torrey Craig #12 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half in Game Three of the NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum on July 11, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo for Game 5 of the NBA Finals vs. the Phoenix Suns.

Antetokounmpo entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to the Bucks injury report on Saturday.

The Bucks forward appeared in Game 2 of the Finals against the Suns.

Antetokounmpo recorded two minutes, went 0-for-2 from the field and grabbed three rebounds for Milwaukee in that game.

In 13 games for the Bucks this postseason, Antetokounmpo is averaging 0.7 points, 0.4 steals and 0.8 rebounds in 3.5 minutes on the floor.

Milwaukee also continues to be without guards Donte DiVincenzo (ankle surgery) and Sam Merrill (ankle sprain).

The NBA Finals is currently tied up a two games a piece after the Bucks defeated the Suns in Game 4, 109-103.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Suns and Bucks tips off Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Footprint Center.

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