Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo says he ‘could play more’ regardless of tweaking ankle

No group in NBA history has ever had the option to recuperate from a 3-0 gap in a best-of-seven season finisher arrangement.

Also, that is actually what the Milwaukee Bucks currently face in the wake of losing Friday to the Miami Heat 115-100 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference elimination rounds arrangement in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Ruling MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo set up 21 focuses with 16 bounce back and 9 helps, however he battled down the stretch against an intense Miami guard, going 7-for-21 from the field with three turnovers in a short time, 54 seconds.

Regardless of tweaking his correct lower leg in the initial quarter, and apparently frowning all through the game on specific plays, Antetokounmpo said he felt “great” and that “it wasn’t bothering me at all.”

“I feel great,” Antetokounmpo said. “I could play more.”

In any case, Bucks mentor Mike Budenholzer kept on observing his minutes and said he didn’t lament not utilizing him and Khris Middleton more in the game. Middleton set up 18 focuses with seven aids 36:02.

“No, I think we, obviously, it’s 48 minutes. You gotta be good for the last 12. If anything, I think keeping us fresh and ready to go and compete and all those things,” Budenholzer said. “Khris was in a little bit of a foul trouble. It’s a high level. If you’re going as hard as these guys are in a playoff game, 35-36 [minutes], I think that’s pushing the ceiling.”

The Bucks were outscored in the final quarter by 27, which was the biggest focuses differential in a final quarter of a season finisher game in the shot clock time (since 1955), as per ESPN Stats and Information research.

Milwaukee drove by 12 entering the final quarter and at last lost by 15. That speaks to the biggest focuses differential in a misfortune by a group that drove by 12 entering the final quarter in season finisher history.

“No, I’m not surprised. I think everyone else in the world might be, but not us,” Heat star Jimmy Butler said of the fourth quarter, in which he posted 17 of his 30 points. “If you wear a Heat jersey, if you’re one of these coaches, if you’re part of this organization and you’ve been seeing what we’ve been doing all year long, that doesn’t surprise us. We’ve got so much fight, we never give up, and I feel like with those two things, we always give ourselves a chance to win.”

In spite of being frustrated in the outcomes, Antetokounmpo said he was sure that his crew could energize back, regardless of whether history wasn’t its ally.

“We feel good; they feel good. I am in a good place. Obviously, if there is a team that can beat a team 4-0, and beat them, it can be us,” Antetokounmpo said. “We just got to believe in ourselves, watch the tape, play hard. We can’t do it game by game but play by play, position by position. We have to believe in ourselves, we can do it.”

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