Giannis Antetokounmpo records triple-double for Bucks vs. Celtics despite off shooting

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Giannis makes history for Bucks despite poor shooting vs. Celtics originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Celtics may rue the day they let the Milwaukee Bucks waltz into TD Garden and win comfortably in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, given just how poorly Giannis Antetokounmpo shot the ball.

Of course, Giannis found other ways to affect the game for the Bucks, a large reason why they scored a 101-89 victory on Sunday to steal homecourt advantage from the Celtics.

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Antetokounmpo connected on just 9 of 25 shots from the field -- the third-lowest percentage of his postseason career for games in which he attempted at least 20 shots -- but also pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, earning the second playoff triple-double of his career.

No one else in the 54-year history of the Bucks has recorded more than a single triple-double in the postseason, giving Antetokounmpo the franchise lead in that category.

Inside his shooting numbers in Game 1, however, is a clear trend.

When Robert Williams III was in coverage, Antetokounmpo was rendered almost completely useless. Time Lord prevented the two-time league MVP from making any of the five shots he attempted on Williams, compared with Giannis' respectable 9 for 20 showing otherwise.

There was no minutes restriction on Williams on Sunday after he returned to the lineup in a limited role over the final two games of the series against the Brooklyn Nets. He played 22 minutes for the C's, recording three blocks and grabbing eight rebounds on 3 of 6 shooting from the field.

Surely, Boston will need to unleash Time Lord more in Tuesday's Game 2 to avoid any more situations like this one: