Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted to return in Game 4, despite severe ankle injury

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Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered an ankle sprain in the first half of Game 4 vs. the Miami Heat. The reigning MVP could not return in the court, as he couldn’t plant or jump off his ankle, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Milwaukee Bucks ruled their superstar out for the rest of the game, but the team came away with an OT win to remain alive in the series.

The Greek Freak was encouraging the Bucks to tape his ankle and let him return in the second half, but that was not possible.

As of now, Milwaukee didn’t rule Antetokounmpo out for Game 5 of the series. The Miami Heat outplayed Bucks in the first three games, especially when Giannis Antetokounmpo was in the floor.

The reigning MVP is minus-12.9 in the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. the Miami Heat averging 21.8 points, 11 reounds and 5.3 assists.

He is shooting just 50% from the field with a horrendous 53.7% from the free throw line.

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