Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo in health and safety protocols
The news should have little impact on the outcome, as Thanasis Antetokounmpo has played a combined two minutes during the first four games of the series. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo will miss Saturday night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals after being placed in the league’s health and safety protocols, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Antetokounmpo is listed as out on the Bucks' injury report submitted Saturday afternoon, adds Malika Andrews of ESPN (Twitter link).

The news should have little impact on the outcome, as Antetokounmpo has played a combined two minutes during the first four games of the series. He has been used sparingly throughout the playoffs after appearing in 57 regular-season games and averaging 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per night.

The 28-year-old is in his second season with Milwaukee after coming to the NBA from Greece in 2019. He also was with the Knicks briefly during the 2015-16 season.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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