Thanasis Antetokounmpo will miss Game 5 for the Milwaukee Bucks after entering the NBA's COVID-19 procedure.

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By: Anjan Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-07-18 10:16:12 IST

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Multiple Bucks staff members including Thanasis Antetokounmpo are under COVID-19 health and safety regulations, so Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer won't have a complete crew for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo will miss Game 5 for the Milwaukee Bucks after entering the NBA's COVID-19 procedure.

Multiple Bucks staff members including Thanasis Antetokounmpo are under COVID-19 health and safety regulations, so Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer won't have a complete crew for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Referee Sean Wright will also be absent from the game, the NBA said a little more than an hour before tipoff, after entering the league's health and safety procedure.

The news concerning Thanasis, the older brother of two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, was first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic on Saturday evening. He appeared for 93 seconds in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, his lone action in the first four games.

After testing positive for COVID-19, Phoenix Suns player Chris Paul was forced to miss the opening two games of the Western Conference playoffs.

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