Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s seven-word plea to pivotal Game 5 vs. Hawks
The 2021 NBA Playoffs have been a disaster in terms of all the injuries that have occurred. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was the latest to fall as he went down with a hyperextended knee in Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks. Now, the two-time MVP is out for Game 5 on Thursday.
Despite that, Antetokounmpo is staying engaged while sending out this tweet to Bucks fans with Game 5 set to be a massive one in this 2-2 series.
This is our house! Be loud tonight 🙏🏽
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) July 1, 2021
How the Bucks will try to attack Atlanta without the Greek Freak remains a mystery. Certainly if they want any chance they will need star performance from Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. For Milwaukee, the thought has to be Lou Williams just stepped up for Atlanta with Trae Young out, now they need their players to do the same.
While Young’s status is still up in the air for Game 5 against the Bucks, his outlook is far more optimistic than Antetokounmpo’s.
The winner on Thursday will take a commanding 3-2 series lead. The Suns were able to outlast the Clippers, who were playing without Kawhi Leonard the entire series, and punch their ticket to the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. They await the winner of the Hawks – Bucks series which at this point, will be going at least six games.
For the Bucks, they’ll have the home court advantage in Game 5 and it couldn’t come at a better time given the circumstances. That, mixed with boosted performances from multiple assets on the team will give Milwaukee a shot. Still, not having Giannis is a massive blow to a team that had legitimate title aspirations.