Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo sits out loss to Hornets due to right knee soreness

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out of the Bucks' 111-106 loss to the Hornets on Saturday night with a sore right knee.

Antetokounmpo said he isn't worried about the injury, despite missing his second game this season because of the ailment.

"Oh no, I'm definitely not worried," he said, according to the Journal Sentinel. "Just got to be a little bit cautious about it. That's what my team wants me to do. I think that's the best decision for my knee. Just got to be careful because at the end of the day, we're a really good team, and we want to make the playoffs. We want to go deep in the playoffs. ... We don't want anything happening right now to my knee that's going to affect the team in the long run."

Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes Friday night, when the Bucks beat the visiting Hornets 109-104 in the opener of the home-and-home set.

He is averaging a league-high 38.0 minutes per game this season.

"No concerns," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the knee ailment. "He's going to be sore. He's playing at a very high level."

Matthew Dellavedova started in Antetokounmpo's place Saturday.