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NBA: Reports: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Donte DiVincenzo to play Saturday

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Giannis Antetokounmpo returns from COVID-19 protocols and Donte DiVincenzo will make his season debut when the Milwaukee Bucks host the Boston Celtics on Saturday, multiple outlets reported.

Antetokounmpo was cleared to practice Friday and returns to action after spending 10 days in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. He missed five games.

The two-time league MVP leads the Bucks in scoring (27.0) and rebounding (11.6) and ranks second in assists (5.8) and blocks (1.6) in 26 games this season.

DiVincenzo had been set to return from offseason ankle surgery on Dec. 15 before joining Antetokounmpo in the protocols.

He has been out of the lineup since tearing a ligament in his left ankle in Game 3 of the Bucks’ first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat last season. He had surgery on June 8.

Milwaukee went on to win the franchise’s first NBA championship in 50 years without DiVincenzo, who started 66 games during the 2020-21 regular season. He averaged 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 2020-21.

–Field Level Media

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