Giannis Antetokounmpo wants Bucks to enjoy the game

2022-04-21T10:34:32+00:00 2022-04-21T10:34:32+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

21/Apr/22 10:34

An ugly win in Game 1 and a loss in Game 2 paired with a couple of injuries for the Milwaukee Bucks

By Johnny Askounis/

The Milwaukee Bucks will be playing on the road tied with the series opposite the Chicago Bulls tied at 1-1 after two games in Fiserv Forum. Wednesday’s home loss knotted the best-of-seven series.

“We got to play better,” suggested Giannis Antetokounmpo following Game 2, “Execute better. Have more fun. I don’t feel like we were enjoying the game as much as possible.”

Antetokounmpo, 27, recorded 33 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, and one steal in 40 minutes. Countering his effort was DeMar DeRozan piling up 41 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two rebounds, and one steal of his own.

“At some point, you’re going to get a rhythm,” Jrue Holiday commented on DeRozan, “I think we did a pretty good job, but I think we can do a little bit better. Just being aggressive. Making it hard for him. Making him really uncomfortable.”

The Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series shifts to United Center for Game 3 and Game 4. The next games will be held Friday and Sunday, respectively. However, the team led by Mike Budenholzer is likely to miss Khris Middleton.

Middleton, 30, has a sprained MCL in his left knee, as confirmed by Budenholzer. The Greek Freak’s sidekick will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the severity of the injury.

The second player exiting Game 2 was Bobby Portis due to a right eye abrasion. “We anticipate that he should be fine with some time and that he should be good,” noted Budenholzer.

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