Giannis Antetokounmpo to miss third game of the season due to Achilles tendinitis

Milwaukee Bucks’ player Giannis Antetokounmpo will not be playing for the third time this season on Monday night when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bucks coach Doc Rivers informed the media that Antetokounmpo is not available for the game. The injury report of the Bucks listed Antetokounmpo as questionable due to left Achilles tendinitis.

Rivers stated that the issue was on and off for the last two or three games. Antetokounmpo missed another two games this season before this one, one game on Nov. 15 due to a right calf strain and another on Jan. 17 because of a bruised right shoulder.

Antetokounmpo, who is 29 years old, is currently ranking third in the league with 30.8 points per game this season, along with 11.3 rebounds and a career-high 6.3 assists per game.

Khris Middleton will also be missing the game as he’s still recovering from a sprained left ankle. This will be his 11th straight game out. Clippers’ player Russell Westbrook will also be out for the second straight game, as he fractured his left hand in a game against the Washington Wizards on Friday.

The Bucks are currently looking for their sixth consecutive victory and have not lost since the All-Star break. In their last four games, they have allowed fewer than 100 points. This information was reported by The Associated Press.

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