Giannis Antetokounmpo before Game 7: 'No matter what happens, you grow from it'

2022-05-14 06:42

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Win or lose, Giannis Antetokounmpo sees decisive Game 7 as an opportunity to grow as a player and as a leader.

Following the Game 6 defeat against the Boston Celtics, the Greek Freak spoke to the media about the journey ahead and where his mindset is at heading into the ultimate match of the series.

"Me personally, I don't know. I'm going to watch the film in the morning and see. We're going to think about it," the 27-year-old said. "I know we have a great coaching staff, great minds behind the scenes that are gonna tell us what adjustments to do.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
MIN: 33.44
PTS: 30.22 (60.87%)
REB: 11.9
As: 5.9
ST: 1
BL: 1.36
TO: 3.44
GM: 78

But at the end of the day, for me, I just have to go play. Go lead the team in any way I can. I want my teammates to play, I want them to have fun, to enjoy the moment."

For Giannis, the upcoming game in Boston, which is scheduled for tomorrow (May 15) at 21:30 CET, is about a learning experience that can make you better.

"No matter what happens, you grow from it," Giannis continued. "I remember in 2018 we lost to Boston in Game 7. I didn't have the best game, but you learn from it. You learn what the atmosphere is like, when the ball gets heavy.

So, no matter what happens, we gonna leave that game and we gonna be better. If we're going to be the team advancing, great, I hope so, we are going to play hard. If not, at the end of the day, we got to learn. We gonna learn from this and be better."

Last night, Giannis Antetokounmpo was Bucks' leading scorer with 44 points and 20 rebounds.

He had a three-point play, two free throws, and a 3-pointer in an 11-1 burst that cut the Milwaukee deficit to 85-81 with 8:42 remaining. But this time it was the Celtics who made the decisive late push.

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