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Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffers Injury As Milwaukee Loses to Atlanta

Tuesday night was a bitter one for the Milwaukee Bucks. Not only did they suffer a tough 110-88 away loss to the Atlanta Hawks, but they also saw their star player Giannis Antetokounmpo forced to leave the court with a knee injury.

This result leaves the Eastern Conference Finals series tied at 2-2 and the future could not be more uncertain for both teams.

At the beginning, the game was evenly matched, with both teams alternating the lead on the scoreboard, however it was the Hawks who took the first quarter 25-22. Lou Williams was the main man for the home team, contributing 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

As the minutes passed, the gap widened considerably. Atlanta took control of the game and took the second quarter with a comfortable 26-16 lead and also the third quarter by 36-24.

In the third quarter, the most infamous play of the game occurred. Antetokounmpo jumped for a ball but landed in such a way that his knee suffered a scary hyperextension.

Fortunately, doctors announced on Wednesday that the player’s knee ligaments are intact, but his return date is unknown.

In the final minutes, Milwaukee managed to hold off their opponents and took the final quarter 23-26. Jrue Holiday was Milwaukee Bucks’ best player, scoring 19 points.