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Thanasis Antetokounmpo throws down a highlight-reel dunk and Giannis' reaction is must-see late in the Bucks' blowout playoff win

CHICAGO -- Typically Giannis Antetokounmpo is on all the highlight reels for a play during a Milwaukee Bucks game and older brother Thanasis is the one showing his amazement from the bench. But Friday night the roles were reversed during the Bucks' 111-81 blowout victory in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round...
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Will start finale

Antetokounmpo will start Sunday's game against the Cavs, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports. The Bucks are resting most of their regulars, so it'll be a skeleton crew soaking up most of the minutes in Game 82. Antetokounmpo hasn't been a part of the regular rotation for most of the season, but he should see an appreciable jump in minutes Sunday.
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Milwaukee Bucks: Grading Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s season thus far

In his third season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s role on the team has not changed…at all. Primary cheerleader on the bench. Check. Confidante to younger brother Giannis Antetokounmpo. Check. Energy player when needed. Check. Nothing has changed in the evaluation of Thanasis because he has yet to carve a spot in coach Mike Budenholzer’s rotation, and there has been no evident growth in his overall game. He is who he is at this point.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Blocks a shot

Antetokounmpo closed Sunday's 136-100 loss to Denver with one block over six minutes. Antetokounmpo concludes January having played 26 minutes in total, recording six points (2-of-6 shooting), three rebounds and three blocks. The 29-year-old makes the occasional highlight reel, but isn't an NBA-contributor at this time.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Dropped from rotation

Antetokounmpo (coach's decision) went unused off the bench Monday in the Bucks' 103-99 loss to the Hornets. Antetokounmpo had logged a combined 12 minutes over the previous two games for the shorthanded Bucks, with the appearances marking his first action since he exited the COVID-19 health and safety protocols Jan. 5. The Bucks were still without Jrue Holiday (ankle), Grayson Allen (COVID-19 protocols) and George Hill (COVID-19 protocols), but the returns of Pat Connaughton (COVID-19 protocols) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) were enough to bump Antetokounmpo out of the rotation.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Good to go Wednesday

Antetokounmpo (COVID-19 protocols) is available Wednesday against the Raptors, Stephen Watson of WISN12 News reports. Antetokounmpo hasn't appeared in the past three games, but that could change Wednesday with the Bucks down six players. In December, he averaged 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.1 minutes.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Lands in protocols

Antetokounmpo entered health and safety protocols Saturday, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Antetokounmpo isn't a key part of the rotation when the Bucks are healthy. His absence shouldn't affect much.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Available Saturday

Antetokounmpo (calf) is available for Saturday's matchup against the Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo will return from a one-game absence. He should see plenty of run considering how shorthanded the Bucks are.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Likely to play vs. Cavs

Antetokounmpo (calf) is probable Saturday against the Cavaliers, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. After one missed game, Antetokounmpo should be back in the fold for the extremely shorthanded Bucks. He saw 21 minutes in his most recent appearance. In four games where he's seen 20-plus minutes this season, he's averaged 6.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Ruled out Friday

Antetokounmpo (calf) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pelicans. Antetokounmpo was doubtful ahead of Friday's matchup, and he's officially inactive. Sandro Mamukelashvili could see slightly increased playing time.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Doubtful vs. Pels

Antetokounmpo is doubtful for Friday's matchup against the Pelicans due to a right calf strain, Zora Stephenson of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports. Antetokounmpo joins a long list of Bucks absences due to injury and protocols. Coach Mike Budenholzer will have to utilize a deep bench.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Moving to bench

Antetokounmpo will come off the bench Sunday against the Wizards. In the continued absence of Brook Lopez (back), Antetokounmpo had started five of the last six games, but the Bucks will shake things up and start Bobby Portis alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo up front. Thanasis finished Friday's blowout loss to the Knicks with four points, three rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Starting vs. Spurs

Antetokounmpo will start Saturday against the Spurs. Antetokounmpo gets the start in the frontcourt alongside his brother while Pat Connaughton moves to the bench. In the three games this season that he's seen at least 18 minutes, he's averaged 6.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists.
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Milwaukee Bucks: How Thanasis Antetokounmpo is starring in his role

It’s hard living in the shadow of a sibling, even if they’re younger than you. You’re constantly compared to them and have to wonder if you’ll ever live up to the expectations that they’ve set. For Thanasis Antetokounmpo, he has embraced that and it is paying off for the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Milwaukee's Thanasis Antetokounmpo starting on Monday, Pat Connaughton to bench

Milwaukee Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo is starting in Monday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Antetokounmpo will make his sixth career start after Pat Connaughton was sent to Milwaukee's bench on Monday night. In a matchup against an Indiana unit playing with a 99.3 pace, our models project Antetokounmpo to score 14.3 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,800.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Quiet in start

Antetokounmpo chipped in eight points (4-5 FG), three rebounds and two steals during Milwaukee's 119-109 win over the Pacers on Monday. He logged just 19 minutes; the Bucks' frontcourt is riddled with injuries, but Pat Connaughton and Jordan Nwora benefited more than Antetokounmpo. It appears that unlike his brother, Thanasis will not approach a starter's workload in Milwaukee, keeping him off the fantasy radar.
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Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Set to start Monday

Antetokounmpo will start Monday's game against the Pacers, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. The Bucks continue to be hit by injuries early on, and they'll be without a pair of starters Monday in Brook Lopez (back) and Jrue Holiday (ankle), while Bobby Portis (knee) also remains out. As a result, coach Mike Budenholzer will shuffle the lineup and go with both Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo up front with Khris Middleton at the other forward spot. Thanasis has played double-digit minutes in all three games thus far, most recently finishing Saturday's win over the Spurs with four points, seven rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 22 minutes.
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