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Giannis Antetokounmpo injury update: Will Bucks star play in Game 1 of NBA Finals?
Sporting News has you covered on everything you need to know about Antetokounmpo's injury status ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals."The Greek Freak" missed the last two-plus games of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hawks, exiting Game 4 with a hyperextended left knee in Atlanta. The Hawks bludgeoned Milwaukee 110-88 after his exit, but Antetekounmpo's teammates stepped up in Games 5 and 6 to secure a 4-2 series win and send Milwaukee to its first NBA Finals since 1974 — all without the two-time defending NBA MVP.
The Milwaukee Bucks is missing only a victory for the first championship for 50 years. Giannis Antetokounmpo is aware of the previous game 6 against the Phoenix Suns, but warns in advance.
"It's not easy not to think about something like that, but now the time you have to be particularly disciplined," said Antetokounmpo on his press conference on Monday. "Exactly I try. I want to give me as disciplined as possible, I do not want to be too excited, that must not happen to me."
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Some league pundits believe the Lakers and Clippers would have beaten the Suns had their star players been healthy. Of course, the Suns don't agree.They say the Suns would not have advanced out of the first round had the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis been fully healthy and available. They say the Suns would not have won in the second round had the Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray never tore the ACL in his left knee. They say the Suns would not have become the NBA’s Western Conference champions had the LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard never suffered a right knee injury that kept him out of the entire series.
Antetokounmpo has previously been the dominant player of the Finals series and had a large proportion because the Bucks won three games in a row and thereby surrounded a 0-2 series residue. Two-fold MVP presented 32.2 points in the five games, 13.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists. In addition, Antetokounmpo with the block against Deandre Ayton in Game 4 and his Alley Oop to win in Game 5 already two iconic plays.
All this is waste if the bucks do not make the sack now. "We have taken as a team this year that we do not overstate successes and defeats. We were focused, trying to establish good habits," Giannis explained. "Coach, Khris [Middleton], Jrue [Holiday] and I also have this mentality, which turns on the team.
of the Greek was not tired to emphasize that he was so proud of this troop, whether she Win the championship or not. That should be the fans who are again numerous in the "Deer District" appear in front of the hall. As the team announced, up to 65,000 fans will be approved in front of Fiserv Forum.
No LeBron, No Problem: NBA Finals Ratings Should Top Last Year's Despite Suns-Bucks Matchup
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Antetokounmpo has something to declare on return to Greece .
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo definitely had something to declare on his triumphant return to Greece on Sunday. The NBA star carried the Larry O’Brien Trophy with him at Athens International Airport and said he hopes to win more titles with the Milwaukee Bucks. “We are happy to be back and that we could bring the trophy with us,” Antetokounmpo said at a news conference at the airport. The 26-year-old “Greek Freak” sat next to the gleaming NBA championship trophy, along with his NBA Finals MVP award and his brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, 29, who also plays for the Bucks.