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Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) sits out Game 2 against Pacers

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.4 ppg this season.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out Game 2 of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night because of a lingering left calf strain. The Pacers won, 125-108, to tie the series 1-1.

The two-time MVP also missed Game 1 and the Bucks’ last three regular-season games.

“(He) shot today, was on the floor a bunch,” Bucks coach Doc Rivers said during his pregame media session. “He’s getting closer.”

Game 3 is Friday at Indianapolis (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Antetokounmpo was struggling to run up the court in the third quarter of an April 9 victory over the Boston Celtics when he grabbed his left calf and took a seat on the floor before eventually heading to the locker room. An MRI revealed the muscle…

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