Two-time MVP Antetokounmpo was listed as probable in the early hours of the day, but his status was later changed to doubtful. At his pregame media conference, Mike Budenholzer, Bucks coach, stated that Antetokounmpo would not play.
Antetokounmpo appears to have injured his left ankle when he stepped on Jae Crowder's foot while driving to the basket in a loss at Phoenix,. However, he was able to remain in the game.
The Bucks will be playing on the first night of two consecutive nights. They play the Indiana Pacers Tuesday.
Budenholzer stated Monday that "He's still not ready to go tonight." It's nothing more than that. Tomorrow will tell how he feels. It's short-term, I believe."
The Bucks also announced Monday that Pat Connaughton, a Bucks guard, had surgery and will be out of action for four weeks. Connaughton fractured a bone in the right side of his hand on Thursday.