It was one of those nights for MIlwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers. Actually, it wasn’t just any night. The former back-to-back MVP went off for a career-best 64 points against the same team that just eliminated them from the NBA In-Season Tournament less than one week ago.
I guess it’s safe to say that Giannis came into this game with some fire under his belly.
Milwaukee Bucks Coach Adrian Griffin Comments on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Big Night
Giannis finished the game with 64 points on 20-of-28 from the field and 24-of-32 from the charity stripe. He also logged 14 rebounds, three assists, four steals, and a block in 37 minutes of action.
After the game, Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin had nothing but high praise for his superstar:
“He’s an unstoppable player,” Griffin said, via Eric Nehm of The Athletic. “You can’t guard him one-on-one. And we’ve got some really good guys surrounding him, but at the end of the day, it’s all him — his talent, his ability, his will. He has an incredible will to win and he’ll do whatever it takes to win.”
You can say that again. The Pacers simply had no answer to the seven-time All-Star as Giannis scored at will. You can be sure that Indiana came into this game with a clear gameplan against Antetokounmpo — one that was utterly destroyed by one of the most dominant players in league history.
‘He Could Do That Every Night’
Griffin then went on to heap praise on Giannis constantly putting the good of the team before his. According to Coach Griff, he firmly believes that Antetokounmpo is capable of putting up these kinds of numbers on any given night:
“Every point he got, he did it the right way,” Griffin continued. “He made the right play. He attacked the rim. It was within our team and that just makes him a unique individual. He could probably do that every night, but he’s a team-first guy and I love the way our team rallied behind him. That’s what made it a special night.”
Antetokounmpo put on a real show on Wednesday against the Pacers. It was a sight to behold, and even though Griffin believes the Bucks talisman has it in him to do this night in and night out, the truth of the matter is that we’re probably not going to see another one of these Giannis in a while.
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