The win sets up a Monday night showdown in Milwaukee with the Toronto Raptors, the league's only other unbeaten team. He was initially diagnosed as having a head contusion and returned to the game. Leonard resting seems to be a maintenance day more than anything, but Antetokounmpo missing Monday's game seems to be a bit more serious, as the Greek Freak was put in the league's concussion protocol on Monday.
Antetokounmpo was evaluated again yesterday and reported new symptoms along with a lingering headache. Ersan Ilyasova will start for Antetokounmpo Monday.
"We're gonna go see and go play him", Nurse said. "But I think we're also excited about how we play and everybody being part of - defensively, offensively everything we do - and hopefully we are positioned or prepared to play with who we got".
Of course, the two teams have something of a history dating back to their six-game playoff series in 2017, but changes have been plentiful on and off the court in the time since. The second-year forward is averaging 7.2 points per game off the bench this season. He missed Toronto's win 117-113 at Washington on October 20 before returning for the Raptors' 127-106 win over visiting Charlotte.
If Leonard is rested again, it is probable that he will return when the Raptors travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns.