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Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Heat with right calf soreness

The Bucks star forward misses his 2nd consecutive game as he deals with right calf soreness.

Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss his second straight game due to right calf soreness.

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.

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.