Giannis Antetokounmpo’s heated moment with Isaiah Stewart after Pistons-Bucks
Things got a bit chippy in the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t pleased with how physical the Pistons were in the latter part of a rather blowout match.
After the game, Antetokounmpo confronted Pistons rookie Isaiah Stewart to give him a little piece of his mind. Before anything escalated in the heated exchange, other players separated the two.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had some words for Pistons' rookie Isaiah Stewart after the Bucks win 😳pic.twitter.com/EiTHcPtg11
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The Greek Freak went right at the newcomer and the 19-year-old Stewart didn’t let the two-time reigning MVP intimidate him as he stood his ground and went eye-to-eye with Antetokounmpo.
The 6-foot-9 Stewart, drafted 16th overall in last year’s NBA Draft, is built tough and seems to show fearlessness. He’s been a welcome addition to coach Dwayne Casey’s reserve unit and has been productive every time he gets the opportunity to play. In his first six games in the NBA, Stewart has grabbed 5.1 rebounds per outing in 18 minutes.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who signed a historic extension in the offseason, did end up having the last laugh, tallying 25 points, eight rebounds, and four assists to lead the Bucks to a 130-115 win over the hapless Pistons.
With the win, the Bucks remained undefeated at home in four games. It also marked their ninth straight win over the Pistons.