Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo clears NBA protocols, in starting lineup vs. Celtics

After clearing the NBA's health and safety protocols on Friday, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in the starting lineup against the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, planned to get on the court Friday for a workout.

In the protocols and unable to work out since Dec. 14, Antetokounmpo has significant basketball inactivity to overcome in a 24-hour window.

Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 27.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game this season, has missed the Bucks' past five games.