Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks ended the Boston Celtics’ season in embarrassing fashion with a 4-1 series win in the second round.
But the Greek Freak was not done dunking on the Celtics, saying this on Tuesday in advance of Milwaukee’s conference finals matchup against the Toronto Raptors.
Giannis: “Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine; but against Toronto, it's hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) May 14, 2019
The Bucks did lose Game 1 to the Celtics at home by 22 points, and it seemed like the series would be a tight one, even after Milwaukee responded with a 21-point win in Game 2 to even things up.
But once the Bucks found their groove, they did not let up, reeling off four straight wins to send the Celtics home. Antetokounmpo averaged 28.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists in the five games — and then, whether he intended to or not, rubbed a little salt in the wound on Tuesday.
Giannis still handing out L's to the Celtics a week after ending their season. Greek God. https://t.co/QZk277zNuK
— Joseph Casciaro (@JosephCasciaro) May 14, 2019
What he said may very well be true. The Raptors are coming off a hard-fought seven-game series win over the Philadelphia 76ers, and Kawhi Leonard is playing as well as any superstar left in the postseason.
The Celtics, meanwhile, had an up-and-down regular season and never really put it all together — and it showed in their second-round defeat.
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals is on Wednesday, and Giannis’ comments did not make it any easier for Celtics fans who plan to tune in.
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