Antetokounmpo out Monday after oral surgery; several Raptors questionable

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is defended by Houston Rockets' P.J. Tucker during an NBA basketball game. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will sit Monday night against the Toronto Raptors as he recovers from oral surgery, according to the latest NBA injury report.

The reigning MVP was previously listed as day-to-day with a toothache, though it has not slowed him down to this point as he’s participated in every seeding game the Bucks have played.

Over that five-game stretch, he’s averaged 31 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists on 63.5 per cent shooting from the field.

Toronto also will have some players sidelined for Monday’s matchup, with Fred VanVleet (knee), and Serge Ibaka (knee), Oshae Brissett (knee), and Patrick McCaw (knee) all listed as out. Kyle Lowry (back) will be a game-time decision.

This will be the second night of a back-to-back for the Raptors, their only of the seeding games, and with the two-seed locked up and their first-round playoff matchup set, they may feel that taking extra precautions is useful.

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