The Milwaukee Bucks are pretty close to securing a playoff berth this season, as they currently hold a 5.5-game lead over the Pistons for the eighth seed in the East and are just a half game behind the Heat in seventh.
Things haven’t gone according to plan for the Bucks this season, who entered the year with hopes of entering the upper tier of the East behind star Giannis Antetokounmpo, but so long as the Greek Freak is healthy, they are not going to be a fun team to play in the postseason.
On Wednesday night against the Clippers, the Bucks’ worst nightmare came to life when their star forward had to leave the game with a sprained ankle in the second quarter after stepping awkwardly on the ankle of Austin Rivers while watching for a rebound.
The Bucks announced shortly after that he would not return to the game after being evaluated in the locker room.
Milwaukee is in a precarious position, needing to lock up a playoff spot but also needing Antetokounmpo at 100 percent to have any chance at scaring a top seed in a postseason series. Hopefully it’s not a severe sprain and Antetokounmpo can return to the lineup quickly, and we will undoubtedly get an update in the next day or so on his status moving forward.