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Portis to Miss Time For Bucks


Staff Writer

Key role player and power forward Bobby Portis exited the Bucks’ Tuesday night game against the Detroit Pistons with an apparent knee injury and did not return. Post-game, he was diagnosed with a grade 2 MCL sprain, which should sideline Portis for at least the next two weeks.

The news comes as a big blow to the Bucks, who were starting to gain steam again going into the few weeks left before All-Star weekend. The Bucks are 31-17, good for third in the competitive Eastern Conference. They have a tough schedule coming up and will clearly miss POrtis while he recovers.

Portis has emerged this season as a serious contender for 6th man of the year, the annual NBA award for the league’s best bench player. He is averaging a near-career-high 14.4 points on 49.9% shooting and a career-high 10.1 rebounds in 26.8 minutes across 47 games this season.