Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo does not believe that he earned the sixth foul that forced him out of Sunday’s 113-107 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Antetokounmpo made marginal contact with Rozier prior to getting his hands on the ball. A jump ball would be the correct decision, the league wrote Monday in its Last Two Minute Report, which analyzes the calls and non-calls made in the last two minutes of games within three points at any time in the fourth quarter or an overtime period.
Antetokounmpo, who finished with 35 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals, found himself in a similar situation moments earlier, when he was the beneficiary of a different kind of call. With a minute remaining in Womens Tyler Bozak Jersey the game, Bucks swingman Khris Middleton missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game. Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum grabbed the rebound as Antetokounmpo came over his back to tie him up for a jump ball. Celtics players and coaches howled for a foul call as the sellout crowd of 18,264 at TD Garden voiced its collective displeasure.
Elite Kids Weston Richburg Jersey That’s just how the game was being played, James said after totaling 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in 44 minutes. Guys had great looks and they just didn’t go down…. There was two on the ball at times. I was assisting and guys just couldn’t make shots to start the game, so it was just how the game was going on.
Lue said James was in good spirits after their talk Monday.
He felt good, Lue said. His body felt good. I know he played 40-some minutes, but he said his body felt good. He’s in a good place. (James) just said, ‘We got to be more aggressive offensively, me being aggressive.’ That’s about it.
Elite Kids Michael Bennett Jersey Beyond James’ part in turning things around for the Cavs in Game 2, Lue was asked if he was contemplating changing up his lineup.
We’re looking at it but I’m not going to talk about it, Lue said.