With his team’s season on the line, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo entered Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals with a clear goal in mind: to attack every chance he could.
After so much of this series has been dominated by chatter about his wayward jump shot, Antetokounmpo ensured Milwaukee would survive and force a Game 7 Saturday night in Brooklyn by relentlessly forcing his way to the rim.
The result? Milwaukee cruised to a 104-89 victory while Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, 17 rebounds and three assists in 41 minutes — all while not taking a single 3-point shot.
“That was just how it went,” Antetokounmpo said. “I didn’t shoot a 3 tonight, but I’m just trying to be aggressive. Get downhill, make the right play, I think there was maybe one or two plays I was open at the 3-point line and maybe could have shot it.
“But what I know is that I enjoy the game when I’m aggressive, and I can get downhill and I can get my teammates involved, and when I play to my strengths. That’s when I enjoy the game the most, and that’s what I try to do.”