Bucks bench Giannis Antetokounmpo again for Game 3.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his second consecutive game with a lower back injury after being ruled out of Saturday night's 121-99 loss to the Miami Heat.

Antetokounmpo has not played since injuring his back when tumbling to the ground after colliding with Miami's Kevin Love on Sunday.

"He's just not ready to go," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said before Game 3 on Saturday. "I don't believe it's always a linear process."

." He's not in a position to leave. We'll keep an eye on him, work with him, and hope for the best."

Earlier in the week, Budenholzer expressed optimism about Antetokounmpo's situation, claiming the two-time MVP was making improvement.

Antetokounmpo played 11 minutes in Game 1, including a second-quarter comeback attempt, but his movement was limited before he was taken from the game.

He hasn't practiced with the team since, but he did some solo work on the floor in Milwaukee on Friday.

Following the morning shootaround on Saturday, Antetokounmpo was stretchedout by the team's training staff and proceeded toward the team bus with his back taped and iced.

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