Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was sidelined for a second straight game with calf soreness, this time missing Saturday night’s Eastern Conference matchup against the Miami Heat.
Mamu gets his first start tonight for the Bucks. pic.twitter.com/WLdDZzJfFc
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 5, 2021
This will be the the second consecutive game the Bucks (14-9) will be without their star forward, who missed Thursday’s 97-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday with the same calf issue. The Bucks were on an eight-game winning streak but fell short without their star.
The team rebounded Saturday to rout the Miami Heat — who were playing without their own lodestar, forward Jimmy Butler — in a 124-102 victory. Bobby Portis led the way with a 19-point, 16-rebound double-double as six Bucks scored in double figures.