Giannis Antetokounmpo Funnily Takes High Road On Game 3 Officiating

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to a 103-101 Game 3 win to take a 2-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics. Though the Bucks came out on top, Antetokounmpo didn't appear to be too happy with the calls on Saturday afternoon. Nonetheless, the 2-time MVP funnily took the high road and chose not to make any comments on the officiating to avoid any fines.

Via Ben Golliver of The Washington Post:

Funny guy, Giannis, who had a brilliant evening with 42 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.. This guy doesn't take his money lightly, even though he made over $39 million this season. He's set to make over $188 million more until the 2025-26 campaign after signing the biggest extension in NBA history just a year ago.

The Greek Freak must have seen the freethrow disparity between his squad and the Celtics. Boston took 34 freethrows, while the Bucks had just 17. Milwaukee's last freethrow attempt came with 4:33 left in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the Celtics took the next 17 until the end of the game.

The Bucks had control of the majority of the second half and led by as much as 14. But the Celtics stormed back and even took a one-point lead with 1:49 remaining in the fourth off of two made freethrows from Jaylen Brown. 

But the Bucks executed down the stretch and needed just a little bit of luck until the final moments to hold off Boston's last-second attempts to tie the game.

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