Giannis doubtful for Game 6 against Atlanta Hawks

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MILWAUKEE — Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will likely miss Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks, the team said on Friday.

Antetokounmpo injured his knee during Game Four of the series. He was officially diagnosed with a hyperextended knee.

While no injury is a good injury, one athletic trainer said Antetokounmpo’s diagnosis is the best possible scenario. MRIs taken after his injury showed no structural damage to his ligaments, but it’s unclear how long the Bucks star will be out for.

Atlanta’s Trae Young is listed as questionable. He hasn’t played since the third quarter of Game 3.

Even without Antetokounmpo’s presence on the court, the Bucks were able to beat the Hawks 123-112 in Game Five of the series, giving them a 3-2 lead. Tip off for Game Six is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m.