Giannis Antetokounmpo: “All I care about is getting one more”

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Giannis Askounis

12/Jul/21 07:12

“I am not Michael Jordan,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo halfway through the record of four straight 40-point showings in the NBA Finals

By Johnny Askounis/

The Milwaukee Bucks avoided an inescapable, according to NBA Playoffs history, 3-0 hole versus the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals. A successful Game 3 powered by Giannis Antetokounmpo cut the deficit of the best-of-seven series to 2-1.

“We knew what type of game this was going to be. We knew we had to play good basketball and compete as hard as possible,” explained Antetokounmpo in his postgame interview, “I was just trying to be aggressive and make the right play taking it one possession at a time.”

He went for 41 points to go along with 13 rebounds and six assists. It was a must-win situation for the Greek Freak and the Bucks. However, Game 4 on Wednesday evening again at Fiserv Forum will not be much different.

“To give ourselves the opportunity to be champions, we have to bring it in Game 4,” he added, “We got to play together. We have to believe in our winning habits. And we have to stay aggressive. It’s all mental right now.”

Antetokounmpo, 26, had scored over points in Game 2 as well. He is only a few days separated from the hyperextended left knee and uncertainty being able to return to action this season. It’s a big jump to drawing comparisons to Michael Jordan.

“I am not Michael Jordan,” he proclaimed after being astonished by MJ setting the record of going over 40 points at four games in a row back in the 1993 NBA Finals, “All I care about right now is getting one more. Just take care of business and doing our job.”

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