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Thanasis Antetokounmpo enters NBA’s health and safety protocols

Milwaukee Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA...
Milwaukee Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Friday, April 9, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 5:03 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will miss Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Saturday, as listed on the Bucks injury report on Saturday.

Thanasis, the brother of Bucks superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only member of the Bucks listed on the injury report as entering health and safety protocols. He has played just two minutes so far in the finals but practiced with the team on Friday.

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer shared during his pregame availability that one member of his staff has entered health and safety protocol as well.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews then reported that assistant coach Josh Oppenheimer who will miss Game 5 for the Bucks due to Health and Safety protocols.

When asked about any concern of Giannis and Thanasis being inseparable away from the floor Budenholzer answered that everyone is aware of how close the two brothers are but the Bucks are “All good, we’re all ready, we’re ready to go.”

Right as Budenholzer’s press conference wrapped up, the NBA announced on twitter than Sean Wright who was originally scheduled to officiate tonight’s game has entered health and safety protocol too.

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