Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will officially miss Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hawks on Saturday night with a left knee hyperextension, according to Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
Antetokounmpo first suffered the injury in the second half of Game 4, an eventual 110-88 Atlanta victory.
The Bucks initially listed Antetokounmpo as doubtful to suit up for Saturday night’s game, but there appears to be growing optimism that, should the series require a Game 7 (Milwaukee currently leads 3-2), the All-NBA First-Teamer could become available.
The status of Hawks star point guard Trae Young, suffering with a right foot bone bruise since Game 3 of the series, is still up in the air.
Without Antetokounmpo for a second of Game 5 on Wednesday, the Bucks held off the Hawks sans Young, winning 123-112.
Milwaukee is on the cusp of its first Finals appearance in 47 years, and a victory in either of the next two games will clinch a matchup against the Suns, who defeated the Clippers in six games on the other side of the playoff bracket.