Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo misses second game with calf soreness

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed Saturday's 124-102 win over the Miami Heat with right calf soreness.

It's the second straight game Antetokounmpo has been sidelined because of the injury, which kept him out of the second half of a back-to-back on Thursday in Toronto. Coach Mike Budenholzer said then he was hopeful this would be just a short-term issue.

"We'll just take it day by day," Budenholzer said Saturday. "See how it goes"

The Bucks' roster has been hampered by injuries and illnesses since the start of the season, but have won nine of their past 10 games to storm back into the mix at the top of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

In 21 games this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.6 points and 11.8 rebounds while collecting a career-high 6.0 assists and 1.7 blocks.