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Antetokounmpo back in action for Bucks’ game vs. Nets

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has returned from a sprained right ankle to play for the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday in the first of two straight games Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn Nets. The 6-foot-11 forward is in the Bucks’ starting lineup.

They will be missing Bobby Portis, who is out with a stomach illness. Antetokounmpo injured his ankle in the opening minute of the Bucks’ 143-136 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday. He appeared to step on the foot of Houston’s Kelly Olynyk during a driving layup attempt.

On Friday, the injury caused him to miss the Bucks’ 108-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Milwaukee hosts Brooklyn again on Tuesday. In third place in the East, the Bucks began Sunday, 3 1/2 games behind the Nets and three behind the Philadelphia 76ers.

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