Bucks’ Giannis reveals the secret behind his Magic show
Giannis Antetokounmpo revealed that watching the tape of his struggles on the glass had provided the catalyst for his superb performance in the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory over the Orlando Magic.
Rebound fight review adds advantage to Giannis
Antetokounmpo grabbed 20 rebounds as the NBA champions cruised to a 117-108 win at Milwaukee, adding 32 points for good measure.
Mike Budenholzer’s men have now won three in a row for the first time this season, with Antetokounmpo leading the way.
The Finals MVP became the fifth player to reach 32 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks in a game over the past 40 seasons, following in the footsteps of DeMarcus Cousins, Tim Duncan, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon.
“I watched a lot of clips and I was losing rebounds,” Antetokounmpo said.
“It frustrates me and I wanted to do a better job, use my body, be in the right places.
“I know if I can get the rebounds, we can go on the offensive. it’s faster and I can get on with it.”
Bobby lifts the game for Giannis praise
The 30 minutes played by Giannis tonight are the rarest of any player in a game with at least 30 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists since minutes were first recorded in 1951-52. (via @ESPNStatsInfo)
32 PTS | 20 RECs | 5 ASD | 3 BLACK pic.twitter.com/bNlPheZOzT
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 21, 2021
Bobby Portis added a season-high 24 points along with 15 rebounds, earning praise from Antetokounmpo.
“It creates space on the floor for everyone, not just me but for Khris [Middleton] and Jrue [Holiday]for Grayson [Allen],“, said the 26-year-old.
“A lot of guys are worried about him, they know he’s capable of shooting in the open. He helps us find more lanes of traffic, he just makes the terrain bigger.
“It’s great that he feels good. When he’s open, you pass the ball to him and he’ll probably be fine.
“We need him to keep playing like that, we need him to stay aggressive, to keep leading – he’s one of the leaders of this team – we need his energy, and we have need everything he does to move forward.”
With the Bucks now 9-8 for the seasonAntetokounmpo hopes this winning streak can continue.
“It feels good, but we have to stay humble and keep improving,” he added.
“Khris is going to keep getting involved and putting himself in his shoes, Jrue is going to do the same. Bobby is playing great, he’s competitive.
“We improve and it ends in victoriesbut we have to keep going and get more wins.”