Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers one more blow to Celtics, basically says they were JV-level opponent

Alex Reimer
May 15, 2019 - 10:47 am
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Giannis Antetokounmpo has delivered one more blow to the Celtics before moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. In a media gaggle Tuesday, the Bucks’ star talked about how challenging it will be to eliminate the Raptors, unfavorably using the Celtics as a comparison.

“Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine; but against Toronto, it's hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home,” the Greek Freak told reporters.

Ouch. That hurts even more than the 120 points Giannis dropped on the Celtics in Games 2-5.

The Celtics did defeat Milwaukee in Game 1 of their series, dominating the Bucks on both ends of the court. It was Boston’s fifth consecutive playoff win and prompted Paul Pierce to declare the series over.

But then Kyrie Irving went 23-of-85 from the field and stopped playing defense. Boston failed to hit shots and fell into extended periods of offensive lethargy. Giannis, meanwhile, blitzed by Celtics defenders, making his way to the basket with ease.

It is apparent the Celtics were royally screwed up this season. They seemingly fought with themselves harder than they fought their opponents, and Giannis appeared to notice.

The Celtics have lots of work to do this offseason, and their first order of business should be repairing their competitive makeup. 

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