Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Raptors with right calf soreness
Bucks' star forward held out after warmups with right calf soreness, replaced in lineup by Pat Connaughton.
The Bucks have begun rolling through their title defense, winning eight straight games to reassert their status as one of the Eastern Conference’s top teams after a middling start. But Thursday’s action provided a hiccup — their two-time Kia MVP, forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, was ruled out shortly before their matchup with the Raptors in Toronto.
After going through warmups, the Bucks opted to start Pat Connaughton, as Giannis was diagnosed with right calf soreness and held out.
— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) December 3, 2021
Giannis is OUT with calf soreness
— Zora Stephenson (@ZoraStephenson) December 3, 2021
On the season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.7 blocks in 32.7 minutes across 21 games.