Mike Budenholzer had planned on playing Giannis Antetokounmpo big minutes beginning with Game 4, a source tell Eric Nehm and Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Antetokounmpo averaged 36 minutes in the first three Heat games, but the right ankle sprain in Game 3 changed the course of the series.

Antetokounmpo played 11.5 of the first 14 minutes in Game 4 before aggravating the injury and missing the rest of the series. 

Budenholzer received considerable criticism from continuing to limit Antetokounmpo's minutes.