Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won't play against the Hornets Saturday night in Charlotte due to right knee soreness. Although it's the second game this season that he has missed due to the ailment, Antetokounmpo said he isn't worried. "Oh no, I'm definitely not worried," he said, according to the Journal Sentinel. "Just got to be a little bit cautious about it. That's what my team wants me to do. I think that's the best decision for my knee. Just got to be careful because at the end of the day, we're a really good team, and we want to make the playoffs. We want to go deep in the playoffs. Personally and the team, we don't want anything happening right now to my knee that's going to affect the team in the long run." Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes Friday night, when the Bucks beat the visiting Hornets 109-104 in the opener of the home-and-home set.
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Hornets due to right knee soreness
ESPN | Dec 23