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Giannis Antetokounmpo discovered that viewing tape of his struggles on the glass experienced presented the catalyst for his exceptional exhibiting in the Milwaukee Bucks’ acquire more than the Orlando Magic.
Rebound battle evaluate provides edge to Giannis
Antetokounmpo collected 20 rebounds as the NBA champions claimed a 117-108 victory in Milwaukee, adding 32 details for great evaluate.
Mike Budenholzer’s gentlemen have now gained 3 in a row for the to start with time this period, with Antetokounmpo major the way.
The Finals MVP grew to become the fifth player to reach 32 details, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, two steals and 3 blocks in a match more than the earlier 40 seasons, subsequent in the footsteps of DeMarcus Cousins, Tim Duncan, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon.
“I watched a good deal of clips and I was dropping rebounds,” said Antetokounmpo.
“That frustrates me and I needed to do a much better occupation, working with my system, currently being in the correct places.
“I know if I can get the rebounds, we can get on the offense it can be more rapidly and I can get myself likely that way.”
Bobby raises match for Giannis praise
Giannis’ 30 minutes performed tonight are the fewest by any participant in a sport with at the very least 30 details, 20 rebounds, and 5 helps considering that minutes have been very first tracked in 1951-52. (by means of @ESPNStatsInfo)
32 PTS | 20 REB | 5 AST | 3 BLK pic.twitter.com/bNlPheZOzT
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 21, 2021
Bobby Portis added a period-superior 24 details alongside with 15 rebounds, earning warm praise from Antetokounmpo.
“He generates house on the floor for everybody, not just me but for Khris [Middleton] and Jrue [Holiday], for Grayson [Allen],” explained the 26-yr-previous.
“A good deal of guys are fearful about him, they know he’s capable of creating the open shot. He can help us uncover a lot more driving lanes, he just will make the court docket even bigger.
“It’s good that he’s experience superior. When he’s open, you pass him the ball and he is likely heading to make it.
“We have to have him to preserve participating in like this, we will need him to continue to keep getting aggressive, to continue to keep main – he’s a single of the leaders in this staff – we have to have his power, and we need every little thing he is carrying out moving ahead.”
With the Bucks now 9-8 for the year, Antetokounmpo hopes this profitable streak can continue on.
“It feels excellent, but we have acquired to continue to be humble and keep receiving far better,” he extra.
“Khris is going to keep obtaining additional involved and getting into his places, Jrue is going to do the identical. Bobby is participating in wonderful, competing.
“We are acquiring greater and that ends up with wins, but we have received to hold likely and get additional wins.”