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Bucks' forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo in health protocol

PHOENIX — In the most important games of this NBA season, COVID-19 continues to make its impact felt.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without reserve forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocol before Game 5 of the finals on Saturday. The NBA also announced that Sean Wright wouldn't be able to officiate due to the league's health and safety protocols.

Wright was replaced by James Williams.

The loss of Antetokounmpo doesn't have an impact on the Bucks rotation; he has played 45 minutes in 13 playoff games. The main concern is whether Thanasis' absence will impact his brother, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.