Bucks’ Antetokounmpo to miss two games

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the best player in the East.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetekounmpo will miss the next two games to manage some right knee soreness, a conclusion that was reached after consulting with the team’s performance staff.

The two games: Saturday at the Philadelphia 76ers, and Monday vs. the Phoenix Suns.

The plan is for Antetokounmpo to return Jan. 26 for the Bucks’ road game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Antetokounmpo is second in the NBA in scoring at 28.2 points per game. He is averaging a career-high 10.1 rebounds and leads the league at 37.4 minutes per game.

The Bucks (23-21) currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.