Giannis walks off the court with knee injury (0:43)
Giannis Antetokounmpo asks to come out of the game and heads to the locker room with a right knee injury. (0:43)
He will be replaced in the lineup by Bobby Portis.
Antetokounmpo sustained the injury Friday night in the first quarter of the Bucks’ 128-99 victory over the Miami Heat. He played six minutes on Friday and had four points, four rebounds and four assists.
“It’s enough where he can’t play today, but I think we’re also confident that this is a fairly common occurrence in our league,” Budenholzer told reporters. “You hit knees, you knock, sometimes it takes a day or two and it’s really nothing more than that. The level of conversations have all been along that line.”
The victory was the Bucks’ 13th in a row, marking the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
Antetokounmpo is ranked fourth in the NBA with 31.3 points per game and second in rebounding with 12 per game.
ESPN’s Jamal Collier contributed to this report.