Giannis knocked out Torrey Craig’s tooth

Early in the third quarter of Tuesday’s contest between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, Torrey Craig retired in a fast break, trying to contain Giannis Antetokounmpo. As Craig stepped back, Antetokounmpo dropped his shoulder forward against the veteran, causing Craig to stumble. After their first contact, Antetokounmpo’s shoulder touched Craig’s face, forcing him to the ground and knocking out one of his teeth.

As play continued, Craig stayed on the ground while holding his face and mouth in pain. When Brook Lopez missed a three, Chris Paul collected a rebound and the Suns called a timeout so Craig could get tended. At this point, he stood up and grabbed his tooth from the seat.

Apparently, the break has done Craig very well. He stayed in the game after the break and missed a three-pointer on the Suns’ first possession after the game was stopped.

Antetokounmpo is one of the most challenging and imposing Superstars in the league to defend, partly because of his physical play. Craig probably already knew that, but he definitely knows now. He seems to be doing well after their collision and hopefully he can get some dental work soon. Luckily, Phoenix’s next game is at home on Thursday, so Craig should have some time to fix his missing tooth. Giannis knocked out Torrey Craig’s tooth

Jaclyn Diaz

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