Original title: Antetokounmpo: If Middleton hadn’t been injured, the ending would have been different, I wish Green Kay the championship
On May 16, Beijing time, the 2021-22 NBA playoffs continued. The Milwaukee Bucks face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinal tiebreaker. After the whole game, the Celtics defeated the Bucks 109-81 and eliminated their opponents with a total score of 4-3 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. After the game, Bucks star Antetokounmpo said the story would have ended differently had Middleton not been injured.
In this game, Antetokounmpo played 43 minutes, made 10 of 26 shots, 1 of 4 three-pointers, 4 of 6 free throws, and scored 25 points, 20 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.
Brother Antetokounmpo said, “I didn’t score the balls that I usually make today, but this is basketball, this is sports. I can’t lift my legs now, my body and mind are heavy, everything is heavy.”
Talking about the feeling after losing, Antetokounmpo said: “I enjoyed this series with the Green Army very much. The feeling of losing now will motivate me to play better next season.”
In the first round of the playoffs against the Bulls in G2, Middleton was injured accidentally, and he also missed the series between the Bucks and the Celtics. Antetokounmpo said the story would have ended differently had Middleton not been injured.
Antetokounmpo hugged Tatum after the game, Antetokounmpo said: “I said to him ‘good luck’, I hope he can continue to play well and lead this team to a championship, I think they are an excellent team They have great chemistry and they have a chance to win a championship.”
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