PHOENIX (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo started and played well in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after missing two games with a knee injury.

The Milwaukee Bucks still lost on Tuesday 118-105, but the two-time MVP's presence could have a big impact on the series. Antetokounmpo finished with 20 points, 17 rebounds and four assists.

He was a surprise starter after missing the final two games of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks.

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