The reigning MVP had been listed as questionable after he rolled the ankle during the first half in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. He pushed through Friday's loss despite grimacing on some plays.
Antetokounmpo refused to make any excuses about the ankle after the loss, saying, "it wasn't bothering me at all."
"He's a guy who's going to fight through everything. The medical, the sports performance group said he was good to go and keep playing," said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer when asked about Antetokounmpo's ankle after Game 3. "Exactly how he felt and how he was affected. He's out there competing and giving us everything he's got. I thought he did a lot of things well. But we all gotta do a little better."
The No. 1-seeded Bucks head into Sunday's game down 3-0 in the series. No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven playoff series.