Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo airballs free throw for second time vs. Raptors
The Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks are locked in a tight battle for supremacy in the Eastern Conference Finals, with both teams tallying tight wins over the course of the first three games of the series.
In Game 4, the Bucks will be looking to bounce back after a double-overtime defeat at the hands of the Raps, but early on in the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo looked to be suffering from a hangover after that hard-fought Game 3.
Somebody must’ve opened a window in the arena, as Giannis badly missed on a free throw, to the Toronto crowd’s delight.
Giannis airballed for the 2nd time this series and the Toronto crowd loved it 😬 pic.twitter.com/T4Ul7rnhOw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 22, 2019
Sure, Giannis might be the presumptive MVP of the league for the 2018-19 season, but his shot has always been an area of his concern for his ceiling. Clearly, it didn’t hurt him much at all during the regular season this year, but his shooting foibles are magnified when he is alone at the line – all eyes on him and no whirring movement all around him as the game comes to a standstill.
Of course, every player has missed free throws in their careers, but to airball one short on one of the biggest stages the sport can offer? Tough look for the Greek Freak.
Still though, the series will soon shift back to Milwaukee, where the Bucks were immensely difficult to beat throughout the regular season and playoffs. If that trend continues, the Bucks will be moving on the Finals to face off against the two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors – airballed free throw and all.