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COVID-19 Protocols Sideline Thanasis, Part of Bucks Staff and Sean Wright for Game 5

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said he won't have a full staff for Game 5 of the NBA Finals as multiple staff members and Thanasis Antetokounmpo are in COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Bucks assistant Josh Oppenheimer will not be on the bench for the matchup. This marks the third consecutive game Oppenheimer has been absent from the Bucks' bench.

But, Milwaukee was not the only one impacted by the league's health and safety protocols. NBA official Sean Wright is unable to officiate Game 5, and James Williams stepped in to be the umpire, according to NBA Communications.