After the Milwaukee Bucks blew out the Orlando Magic in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead, Giannis Antetokounmpo talked about how the Marvin Williams-James Ennis fight motivated the team to play even harder.
The Bucks had a 19-point lead when Williams and Ennis were ejected. They wound up winning by 14 points and never took their foot off the gas pedal despite having a huge lead.
“At the end of the day, a guy sacrifices himself for the team and as I said previously, we’ve got to pick it up for him,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN.
“What he did, he’s got to miss time for the team so we were even more locked in and played harder because that’s what a good team does.”
The Bucks have looked like the No. 1 seed in the East ever since their Game 1 blunder. They’ll look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4, which is on Monday (Aug. 24).
Antetokounmpo played 31 minutes against the Magic in Game 3. The reigning MVP finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
The Magic have had no answers for Antetokounmpo in the last two games. With that said, all signs are pointing toward the Bucks winning the series in five games unless the Magic can make some adjustments and steal Game 4.