Bobby Portis Leads Bucks to Victory Over Magic Despite Absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bobby Portis had 30 points and nine rebounds and a career-high five steals, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Magic 117-99 on Wednesday. from Orlando.

The Bucks played a day after Antetokounmpo exited a 104-91 victory over the Boston Celtics due to a strained left thigh. The Bucks announced Wednesday that the two-time NBA MVP will miss the remaining three regular-season games, although his availability at the start of the playoffs remains uncertain.

“There’s no date or anything like that, but we have the best team working on it,” Bucks coach Doc Rivers said before the game. “There is no one who will work harder than him. They know. He’ll come back when he has to, we’ll have to find out when he will be.

Damian Lillard had 29 points and eight assists for the Bucks, who improved to 4-3 in games without Antetokounmpo this season. Jae Crowder contributed 14 points as a substitute and Pat Beverley 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

2024-04-11 03:47:00
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