Giannis Antetokounmpo undergoes MRI scan after sore back complaint

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NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo underwent a precautionary MRI scan on his back after expression discomfort in the area.

The move saw him miss out in Greece’s friendly game against Turkey after a last minute announcement from the Greek Basketball Federation.

Kosta Antetokounmpo instead made up for Gianni's absence with an outstanding performance which saw Greece defeat Turkey.

Kostas posted the second-best scoring performance in his career with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Greece's victorious effort was marked by Ergin Ataman's ejection with Dimitris Itoudis trying to convince him to leave the court.

Greece finished the friendly Acropolis Tournament on a high note. The European basketball powerhouse extended its domination against Turkey, 89-80 (22-15, 20-28, 21-26, 26-11), winning the 8th straight game.

According to sources from the Greek national team camp, the MRI scans have come back clean, with Gianni joining the team as it prepares to take on Nikola Jokic’s Serbia on Thursday for the World Cup qualifiers.