Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo was helped off the court due to a calf injury

MILWAUKEE — Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo exited the Milwaukee Bucks' 104-91 third-quarter win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night with a left calf injury.

Antetokounmpo was heading down the court after a 3-pointer from Celtics guard Derrick White when the Bucks star fell to the ground untouched while clutching his left leg. He remained on the floor as the Bucks called timeout, and his teammates helped carry him off the court toward the locker room.

Antetokounmpo was officially ruled out in the fourth quarter due to what the team called a left soleus strain. The soleus is a muscle in the back of the leg.

Bucks coach Doc Rivers said after the game that Antetokounmpo will undergo an MRI on his calf and will also undergo an examination of his Achilles tendon.

Antetokounmpo finished 7 of 11 from the field with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. He left without speaking to reporters.

Asked about his level of concern about Antetokounmpo's injury, Rivers responded: “That's a good question. High. But it's Giannis. I think everyone probably feels the same way I do right now. We're just hoping for the best.”

Antetokounmpo was listed on the injury report before Tuesday's game, starting the day as questionable with a left hamstring tendinopathy before being upgraded to probable. He has missed three games since mid-March due to injury, including Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors. He also missed the game on March 4 due to left Achilles tendonitis.

Tuesday's game marked only the fifth time in the last 30 games that Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and Khris Middleton were all available.

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The Bucks lost four straight games on Tuesday, their longest losing streak since December 2022. With their win over Boston, they now have a one-game lead over the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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