Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks seemed like they have been going to seize a 3-1 sequence lead towards the Boston Celtics after they had a 11-point lead. Nonetheless, behind a classic efficiency from Al Horford and Jayson Tatum’s brilliance, Boston rallied to win Recreation 4 and tie the sequence at two apiece.
“The Greek Freak” was dominant but once more, ending with 34 factors, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. As ordinary, the Celtics threw the kitchen sink on the six-time All-Star and he nonetheless nearly managed to hold his crew to victory.
When requested about his response to the massively disappointing loss in a postgame interview, Antetokounmpo firmly replied (by way of Ben Golliver):
“The factor about playoffs: You win, you’re feeling nice, you lose, you’re feeling horrible… It doesn’t matter what I really feel, feelings are for films, not for basketball.”
Giannis spoke like a real champ who has been by the wringer of the NBA playoffs within the final a number of years. Nobody within the Milwaukee Bucks has been as engaged and as devoted because the Greek and but he retains an excellent keel more often than not.
Antetokounmpo might have additionally been referring to the in-between-game kind of “impassive” feeling. On the courtroom, he constantly exhibits how passionate he’s in regards to the crew and his teammates’ efficiency.
There isn’t a stop in him and it exhibits in his ordinary outbursts of enthusiasm and celebration.
Antetokounmpo’s emotion-filled efficiency was evident within the third quarter when he posterized Boston Celtics massive man Al Horford. The Greek famous person punctuated his spotlight play by staring down Horford.
The Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics sequence is again to sq. one
The defending champions, even with out Khris Middleton, are nonetheless in rivalry to win back-to-back titles. With the sequence tied at 2-2, Milwaukee will make another try to win at TD Backyard to maintain up the stress on the second-seeded Celtics.
Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks trailed the Phoenix Suns 0-2 within the 2021 NBA Finals however had the poise and tenacity to close down Phoenix the remainder of the best way. Profitable on the street within the postseason will not be straightforward, notably with out Middleton, however the Bucks have proven they’re as much as the duty.
The Boston Celtics, then again, have proven resilience and toughness over the previous three months. On paper, they’ll have the benefit as all they need to do is defend their house flooring beginning Recreation 5.
It is a hard-fought, bodily and no-holds-barred sequence the place the rightful winners will likely be hard-pressed to maintain their feelings in test, films or not.