By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Giannis Antetokounmpo was criticized plenty during the series with the Brooklyn Nets for taking a lot of perimeter shots and not being aggressive enough down the lane. There’s some truth to that, however, with his team down 3-2, former back-to-back MVP changed the approach and used every chance he could to get to the basket.
His aggressiveness paced the team to a 104-89 home win to force Game 7 as he finished with 30 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists in 41 minutes. Without attempting a three-pointer.
“That was just how it went. I didn’t shoot a three tonight, but I’m just trying to be aggressive. Get downhill, make the right play, I think there was maybe one or two plays I was open at the three-point line and maybe could have shot it. But what I know is that I enjoy the game when I’m aggressive, and I can get downhill and I can get my teammates involved, and when I play to my strengths. That’s when I enjoy the game the most, and that’s what I try to do,” Giannis said.
Milwaukee’s superstar wasn’t alone in his efforts. Khris Middleton found his rhythm as well and scored game-high 38 points while adding ten rebounds and five assists. Jrue Holiday logged 21-8-5.
On the Brooklyn squad, Kevin Durant had 32 points but didn’t get much support. James Harden, who still isn’t back to 100% following injury, added 16 points while Blake Griffin had 12.