Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Milwaukee Bucks with sore ankle

MILWAUKEE -- Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out Monday night's 122-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers because of a sore left ankle.

The two-time MVP had been listed as probable early in the day before getting downgraded to doubtful. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said at his pregame media availability that Antetokounmpo wouldn't play.

Antetokounmpo appeared to hurt his left ankle while stepping on Jae Crowder's foot during a drive to the basket Thursday in a 131-107 loss at Phoenix, though he did remain in the game.

The Bucks host the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

"He's not ready to go tonight," Budenholzer said Monday. "It's not anything more than that. We'll see how he feels tomorrow. I think it's very short term."

In other injury-related news, the Bucks announced that guard Pat Connaughton underwent surgery Monday and is expected to miss four weeks. Connaughton broke a bone in his right hand Thursday.