ATLANTA – The Milwaukee Bucks will attempt to clinch their first berth in the NBA Finals since 1974 without Giannis Antetokounmpo, as the team ruled the two-time league most valuable player out for Game 6 at State Farm Arena on Saturday night.
Antetokounmpo had previously been listed as doubtful for the game.
The Bucks have a 3-2 series lead over the Hawks. Tipoff for Game 6 is set for 7:30 p.m.
Antetokounmpo hyperextended his left knee in a collision during the Bucks’ Game 4 loss on June 29. He missed Milwaukee’s Game 5 victory on Thursday, but the Bucks had 66 points in the paint and Bobby Portis scored a career playoff-high 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds starting in place of Antetokounmpo.
Meanwhile, Trae Young, the Hawks’ star point guard, remains questionable for Game 6. He has missed the last two games after suffering a bone bruise in his right foot in Game 3.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Giannis Antetokounmpo injury: Bucks star out for Game 6 vs. Hawks