NBA heightens restrictions on Tuesday after multiple teams deal with COVID-19 issues.
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence because of a minor back injury and scored 22 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-99 on Monday night.
The two-time reigning MVP has back spasms resulting from a fall a night earlier.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton post double-doubles for Milwaukee, which wins the series in five games.
Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues.
The Brewers were scheduled to play the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on Wednesday, but followed the lead of the Bucks and other NBA teams in declining to play.
Antetokounmpo is the first Bucks player to win the award since 1984, when Sidney Moncrief earned the honor for a second consecutive season.
Middleton scores 18 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Bucks win 121-106 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 NBA playoff series.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-107 on Saturday for a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Milwaukee dominated early and fended off two rallies by Orlando on Thursday to tie the first-round playoff series 1-1.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 20 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a fast start to beat the Orlando Magic 111-96 on Thursday and tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at a game apiece.
"We saw what we needed to see on film and we worked on what we needed to work on out on the court," Bucks guard Wesley Matthews said. "Our confidence hasn't been rattled. Do we know our intensity has to increase? Absolutely."
Orlando's Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and the Magic stunned the top-seeded Bucks 122-110 on Tuesday in the playoff opener of the NBA's pandemic-altered season.
As the Eastern Conference's top seed, they open play Tuesday against No. 8 seed Orlando.
The Milwaukee Bucks head into the playoffs seeking to regain the form that enabled them to earn the NBA's best record.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — So far, so good.
Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble at the Disney complex started Thursday, with the Magic — the first team to get into the campus earlier this week — becoming the first team formally back on the floor.
The ideas for resuming the NBA season are many, from a shortened version of the remaining schedule played without fans to the very real possibility of jumping straight into the playoffs to ensure a season is completed before the end of summer.
Giannis Antetokounmpo produced 18 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists in the 111-95 road victory over Orlando.
Khris Middleton scored 21 points and NBA-leading Milwaukee overcame Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence for the second straight night, beating the Orlando Magic 111-100 on Saturday.
The Milwaukee Bucks will go for their 16th consecutive win Wednesday night vs. New Orleans at the Fiserv Forum without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is sidelined with soreness in his right quadriceps tendon.