Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out 3rd straight game

MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a third straight game because of left knee soreness as his Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers on Monday, 132-119.

Antetokounmpo was listed as probable on the Bucks' injury report and participated in pregame warm-ups, but coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday the two-time MVP wouldn't be playing. Antetokounmpo also didn't play in either of the Bucks' two losses at Miami on Thursday and Saturday.

"We continue to think it's kind of the stuff that he and us have dealt with, for me it's each year that I've been here," Budenholzer said before the game. "We don't think it's anything more than that. Him being healthy, taking care of him is always our priority. We're probably always going to err on the side of caution. We know how important he is to us."

Budenholzer said a decision hasn't been reached on whether Antetokounmpo will play Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors.

"We'll see how he responds, see how he's feeling tomorrow," Budenholzer said.

Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (right ankle sprain) and forward Bobby Portis (right quad bruise) did play Monday after being listed as probable. Holiday scored a season-high 35 points to go along with 11 assists in the win.

Bucks forward Khris Middleton (right knee soreness) missed a 16th straight game, and forward Joe Ingles (left knee injury management) also was out.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.