Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Pelicans with quad tendon soreness

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The Milwaukee Bucks will try to win their 16th straight game Wednesday night without star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is sidelined with soreness in his right quadriceps tendon.

Antetokounmpo has been dominant this season, averaging 30.9 points per game (second in the league) and 13.2 rebounds (fifth).

The 25-year-old is coming off a 32-point, 15-rebound, 8-assist performance in a 110-101 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

The defending MVP and three-time All-Star has not missed a game yet this season.

The Bucks are currently the top team in the Eastern Conference. Wednesday's opponent, New Orleans, has lost nine straight.