Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Heat with right calf soreness

Published December 5, 2021, 12:30 PMNBA.com News Services

The Bucks star forward misses his 2nd consecutive game as he deals with right calf soreness.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was sidelined for a second straight game with calf soreness, this time missing Sunday’s (PHT) Eastern Conference matchup against the Miami Heat.

This will be the the second consecutive game the Bucks (14-9) will be without their star forward, who missed Friday’s (PHT) 97-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors with the same calf issue. The Bucks were on an eight-game winning streak but fell short without their star.

The team rebounded to rout the Miami Heat — who were playing without their own lodestar, forward Jimmy Butler — in a 124-102 victory. Bobby Portis led the way with a 19-point, 16-rebound double-double as six Bucks scored in double figures.