Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks' Tuesday night game against the visiting Washington Wizards because of a sore right shoulder.
Antetokounmpo played in the Bucks' game Friday night in Paris and was a full participant in practice Monday, but he will miss a game for the fourth time this season.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Tuesday the shoulder has been bothering his star for a few days.
"He has a genuine, legit shoulder injury, so I wouldn't use the term 'day of rest,'" Budenholzer told reporters prior to the game. "In the same vein, we are very hopeful that this isn't something that's going to be anything long term or anything to cause him to miss significant time."
Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, is averaging 30 points (second in the NBA through Monday), 12.9 rebounds (fifth in the league) and 5.6 assists per game.
--Field Level Media