Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf), Damian Lillard (Achilles) sat out Game 5 vs. Indiana

Giannis Antetokounmpo was sidelined on April 10 for eight games, including all of Milwaukee's series with Indiana.

Milwaukee (AP) – Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard were unavailable again as the Bucks tried to keep their season alive in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.

Antetokounmpo is dealing with a strained left calf that has sidelined him for the entire series. Lillard injured his Achilles tendon during the Bucks 121-118 Game 3 loss On Friday.

Bucks coach Doc Rivers said before Tuesday's game that Antetokounmpo made some early shots and Lillard didn't. Both players were listed as questionable on the injury report leading up to Tuesday's game.

The Bucks entered Tuesday's game trailing the best-of-seven series 3-1. Indiana was looking for its first playoff series win since 2014, while Milwaukee was trying to avoid a second straight first-round exit.

Antetokounmpo hasn't played since Strains his left calf A April 9 win over the Boston Celtics. The two-time MVP was struggling to run the court in the third quarter of that game grabbed his left calf He eventually took a seat on the floor before heading to the locker room. An MRI revealed a muscle strain.

Lillard sprained his left knee in the first quarter of Game 3, went to the locker room and returned to the game, then injured his Achilles late in the fourth quarter. He didn't play for the Bucks. 126-113 Game 4 loss On Sunday.

Bucks forward Khris Middleton and guard Patrick Beverley are available for Tuesday's game. Both players are listed on the injury report as Middleton has a sprained right ankle and Beverley has a right contusion.

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