The Boston Celtics needed overtime to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. But it doesn’t hurt that GiannisA�Antetokounmpo would foul out in said overtime. However, he thinks he got the ball. Here’s the play in question:
“I don’t think that was a foul. I grabbed the ball. But the ref said that I grabbed his hand. I just got to live with that call and just move forward because that’s what players do. Hopefully next time I can knock down the free throw and not get into that situation.”
Giannis would finish with 35 points on 11-of-21 shooting (13-of-16 from the charity stripe) while adding 13 rebounds and seven assists. Couple that with Khris Middleton’s line of 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and perhaps the Bucks can give Boston some trouble in this series.
But for now, Giannis has to live with this. Let’s see how he responds in Game 2.