Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Crucial Injury Update Ahead of NBA Finals Against Suns

Published 07/04/2021, 9:52 PM EDT
Jun 15, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the fourth quarter of game five of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


After 47 long years the Milwaukee Bucks are finally find themselves in the NBA finals. Talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo was certainly one of the most crucial players in this deep playoff run.

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With his ability to drive to the basket and will and become a defensive anchor to the team, the 2-time MVP has come out clutch in these playoffs. Be it his display against the Heat or the Nets, Giannis has stepped up big time this post season.

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In the Eastern Conference Finals against the Hawks, the ‘Greek Freak‘ was at it again as he led his team to a commanding 2-1 lead in the series. But in game 4, the 26-year-old suffered from a scary-looking knee injury as he awkwardly landed on the court.

While Giannis miraculously did not suffer from any structural damage to his knee, the Bucks understandably were quite concerned with their superstar’s health. Despite resting him for game 5 and game 6, the Bucks saw their other players put up an all-round performance against the inexperienced Hawks and ultimately closed out the series.

Bucks head coach gives crucial update the injury to Giannis Antetokounmpo

Facing off against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA finals, the Bucks certainly do not have an easy task at their hand. Given that their talisman missed the last two games, fans might be concerned about the same.

But coach Mike Budenholzer had some good news for Milwaukee fans all around the world. In his recent post game interview, coach Bud ensured that Giannis was a day-to-day for the upcoming game against the Suns.

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This is certainly massive news for everyone. While the Bucks have shown that they could win games without Giannis, there is no denying the qualities the ‘Greek Freak’ brings to the table.

Given that the Bucks face off against a resilient Suns side featuring Devin Booker and Chris Paul, coach Bud will need all hands on deck for the Finals series. After dominating the regular season for the last two seasons, the Bucks finally have a breakthrough in the post-season as they have reached the Finals.

Given that they are only four games away from the ultimate prize, the Bucks will hope that the 2-time MVP can lead them. Can Giannis and Co. finally win a championship?

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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