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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo sits out Game 5; return unclear, sources say

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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play in the team’s 123-112 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks.

Antetokounmpo suffered a hyperextended left knee during Game 4 on Tuesday and had been listed as doubtful for Thursday night’s game.

Milwaukee leads the series 3-2.

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Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Antetokounmpo did work in the weight room at shootaround Thursday morning but didn’t do any on-court work. “We’ve got a lot of talent, so I think just let the guys play. Put them in a comfort level and put them in a comfortable spot and let them go play basketball, not over-complicated.

“We’ve played games without Giannis, without Khris [Middleton], without Jrue [Holiday], without whoever it may be, and so hopefully you have a structure and a system where you can function at a high level on both ends of the court no matter who is playing.

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