Is he really human? This is the question that we all ask ourselves and that we will continue to ask ourselves after such a Game 3. For the return of the Bucks to the house, Giannis Antetokounmpo put his franchise on his back and carried it to to victory. A new monstrous perf for the Greek Freak.
But when will he stop destroying rackets? This Saturday, Giannis Antetokounmpo explained his nickname of “greek monster”. Once launched, no one can stop it. If we talk about it, it’s because the Celtics have just paid the price. The Milwaukee boss dropped a recital against the best defense of 2022. Are you ready? The line of stats is to die for: 42 points at 16/30 shooting and 9/12 throwing, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Just that. In addition to its numerical impact, its physical presence is still impressive. There are many times when Celtics have found themselves on the ground, stunned by contact with the child of Athens. It must be said that the baby weighs his weight. The most memorable scene remains the one with Jayson Tatum. The Boston franchise player goes up to the dunk but Giannis tries the chasedown from afar. Result ? The ball goes in, at the cost of Tatum’s wrist, visibly sore. More fear than harm, fortunately, and a big intimidation signed by the Greek Freak. Moreover, this physical power angers some Celtics fans who wonder how the referees do not whistle him more offensive fouls. Remarks that we could expect after a match as physical, hard and disputed as this one.
Giannis, on his own merit, is likely the best player in the world now…but the notion that he should just be allowed to bowl people over without offensive fouls being called is preposterous!
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) May 7, 2022
Either way, Antetokounmpo’s performance remains phenomenal. A real boss match to make up for the absence of Khris Middleton, but above all role players, non-existent in scoring tonight. Aside from Jrue Holiday who held his own, especially with his clutch shot in the last seconds, the others weren’t there. So much so that only four of them (Lopez, Matthews, Portis, Connaughton) scored points. Aberrant stat, their accumulation (36 points) is also lower than the scoring of Giannis (42 points). The Greek is entering the big leagues – at least, consolidating his place there – since he becomes, after LeBron James and Larry Bird, the 3rd player to have made the most Playoff games with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 help. A record that amplifies the dominating side of the Freak in hot moments. Tonight, if the Bucks leave with the victory, it is largely thanks to him. For Game 4, help from supporting cast would certainly not be refused. Yes, we recall in passing that Jayson Tatum only scored ten small points at 4/19 shooting. It will surely do better next Monday.
— TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) May 7, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo trivializes the monstrous and XXL performances. Even against an elite defense, the Greek Freak punches through anything in its path. Boston was not that far from victory tonight, however. See you on the night of this Monday to Tuesday at 1:30 a.m. for this very important Game 4.
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Giannis as boss: 42 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and the win against Boston