The Milwaukee Bucks will be without a member on the bench when they travel to Phoenix to face the Suns in Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Finals. The team has placed reserve striker Thanasis Antetokounmpo on the pre-injury report. game and indicated that he would retire from the game after participating in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo joined health and safety protocols and was listed for Game 5 of the NBA Finals vs. Suns.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 17, 2021
Antetokounmpo, the brother of star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, appeared in just one game in the Finals, appearing in all 93 seconds of the team’s Game 3 victory at Milwaukee. He has received some runs after this season as a high-energy pick off the bench, or as a player who can give other top picks a chance to catch some breath before media time runs out. or end time. Antetokounmpo has appeared in 57 games this season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per night.
Aside from the fact that a player must be placed within the protocols, Milwaukee is flying high into Game 5, having won each of the last two games to draw the series in two games each. However, they are yet to win a game in Phoenix, and the Suns will keep an eye on defending their home ground and away from the championship for another game.
Game 5 between the Bucks and the Suns is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.