Giannis returns vs. Hawks after 6-game absence
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Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday after missing the past six games with left knee soreness, his team announced.

The 26-year-old forward has averaged 28.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game in 45 appearances this season.

Milwaukee went 3-3 during the two-time reigning MVP's absence. The Bucks enter Thursday's slate with a 34-20 (.630) record overall, good for third in the Eastern Conference.

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