Giannis returns for Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night after missing one game because of a sore knee.

Christmas came a day late for the Milwaukee Bucks, but you can bet no one in the organization will be complaining.

Star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup for Milwaukee for its game against visiting Chicago after a one-game absence.

Antetokounmpo missed the Bucks’ 111-106 loss at Charlotte on Saturday night because of soreness in his right knee.

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said before the game Tuesday night that Antetokounmpo was cleared to play with no restrictions, though he addmitted the team will “just worry about today and then talk about tomorrow after the game.”

Antetokounmpo is second in the league in scoring, averaging 29.6 points along with 10.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 38.0 minutes in 29 games this season for Milwaukee.

The Bucks took a 17-14 record into Tuesday night’s game against Chicago.