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Giannis Antetokounmpo gets poked in the eye during Bucks' loss to Pistons

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The Milwaukee Bucks may have lost more than just the game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, as they may be without Giannis Antetokounmpo for a little bit as he suffered an eye injury during the contest.

The Bucks lost 110-87 to the Pistons at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit last night, as Milwaukee weren't able to contain Andre Drummond, who finished with a fantastic double-double of 15 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists.

The Greek Freak finished with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, and was 5-of-13 from the field, but he left the game with 10:08 remaining with an injury around his right eye.

During the fourth quarter, after attacking the basket hard and missing a layup, Antetokounmpo tried to follow this up with a tip while three Pistons players surrounded him inside the paint. He was unable to do so as he was fouled, but he also fell to the floor and immediately held his face.

Replays showed that he was poked inadvertently by Stanley Johnson in his right eye. The Greek Freak went to the locker room and did not return to the game as his eye was almost shut with the hit that it took.

After the game, the Bucks star said the vision in his right eye was blurry, which obviously raises questions as to whether or not he will be able to play in the team's next game. He said to ESPN: "When I look straight, it's cleared up. When I look down, things are moving. Hopefully, when I sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow morning it's [better]. Right now, I'll be fine."

Bucks coach Joe Prunty said after the game as well that Antetokounmpo will be re-evaluated later today. They'll be hoping he doesn't miss any time as they have now lost three straight games and are only a game ahead of the Miami Heat for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

The Bucks will be hoping that The Greek Freak is able to play for the team when they're back in Milwaukee on Friday night when they host the Indiana Pacers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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