Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo fires annoyed remarks after altercation with PJ Washington
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo found enough motivation to deliver a big-time win for his team to help avoid a loss against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night. Midway through the contest, he lost his cool momentarily as he thought that he was intentionally tripped by Hornets forward PJ Washington. Antetokounmpo then pointed his finger at Washington which showed his evident frustration due to the incident.
“His leg came with force,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was upset because it was a dangerous play. I was about to (run) and I felt like he tripped me a little bit. But he plays hard and I respect every single of one them. But if you’re coming at me, I’m going to come at you, especially if I think you’re doing it in purpose.”
Indeed, the two-time MVP was fired up as he aggressively powered his team to a commanding 62-45 lead at halftime. However, the Hornets bounced back by way of a 35-point explosion in the third quarter. They managed to cut down the deficit but the Bucks still escaped with a 114-104 victory in Charlotte.
Antetokounmpo led the game with a near triple-double performance of 29 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists for the Bucks. Brook Lopez also added 22 points of his own to lift the Bucks to a 38-23 record, helping them keep the third spot in the Eastern Conference secure.
Certainly enough, the Bucks will always have a good chance to win when their main man in Giannis Antetokounmpo plays aggressively on both ends of the floor. Indeed, his production will be crucial as Milwaukee continues to aim at climbing up the Eastern Conference standings towards the latter part of the regular season before they head to the playoffs. There’s a chance Milwaukee can climb higher than the three seed that they currently rest at and wins against the Hornets on the road will certainly help the cause.