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Giannis Antetokounmpo asks to be subbed out 4 minutes into Game 3

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo asked to be subbed out just four minutes into Game 3 on Sunday.

The Milwaukee Bucks returned home down 0-2 in the NBA Finals to the Phoenix Suns, hoping that their fanbase can give them the energy to begin their comeback. With Bucks fans pumped up in Fiserv Forum, things were going smoothly. However, there was a brief concern four minutes into Game 3 on Sunday.

After starting the game, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo walked toward the bench area and asked to be subbed out of the game. In the first four minutes, Antetokounmpo scored 3 points (1-for-2 from the field), grabbed 3 rebounds and dished out 2 assists.

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo asked to be subbed out early in Game 3

While it was easy to panic, Antetokounmpo did check back into the game with a little over five minutes remaining in the first quarter. So no cause for alarm, Bucks fans!

The health of Antetokounmpo has been a concern ever since he hyperextended his left knee back in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks. While the injury looked bad, imagery determined that Antetokounmpo did not suffer any structural damage. While he did miss out the final two games of the conference finals, the Bucks star returned for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Antetokounmpo was coming off a stellar Game 2 performance, where he recorded 42 points (15-for-22 shooting from the field, 11-for-18 from the free-throw line), 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks in the 118-108 loss.

Even though he did check out of the game, it appears as though Antetokounmpo is doing just fine, especially with how he performed after returning to the court.

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