No structural damage in Giannis’ knee, but doubtful for Game 5

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MILWAUKEE — It appears Milwaukee Bucks fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe say there is no structural damage to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s knee after a scary fall during the Bucks’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night.

While there are no torn ligaments in the two-time MVP’s knee, ESPN says the timetable for his return is unclear.

Antetokounmpo left the game in the third quarter Tuesday night after landing awkwardly when trying to block a dunk by Atlanta’s Clint Capela. Atlanta would go on a run after Giannis left the game, eventually winning 110-88 to even the series at 2-2.

In an update provided Wednesday afternoon, the Bucks say an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of a hyperextended knee, saying Antetokounmpo will be considered doubtful for Game 5, which is scheduled for Thursday night.