The Bucks and Giannis finally did it! They are the NBA champions. You could see how much it meant to Antetokounmpo as he just sat there overcome with emotions.
And in the deciding game when they needed a win to close it out, the Greek Freak played his absolute best, ending with 50 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Stamping his name in the history books.
Let me show you how he did it. What up everybody, my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
We can talk about strategies and tactics all we want but at the end of the day, all you need to see is this. (shooting chart)
Almost all of Giannis’s makes from the field are right here in the paint. Dude just put his head down and said nobody is going to stop me. And that was exactly the case.
I mean look at this. As big of a body as Ayton is, look at Giannis just walking his way to the rim then simply raising up and getting the bucket.
As Ayton got in foul trouble Phoenix of course tried to switch guys on him with Crowder and even Kaminsky but they were no match for Antetokounmpo who was determined to get that championship ring at any cost.
And speaking of foul trouble, the wildest thing of all is that he went 17 out of 19 from the free throw line. Considering everything that happened throughout these playoffs with the crowd counting, and him being horrible from that spot- this is the most surprising turn of events,
but a true full circle moment and it sure makes the championship and the subsequent finals MVP trophy feel that much sweeter for the Greek Freak.
35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game, an impressive statline for this finals series.
It’s crazy to think that the Saric injury ultimately played a role in this series, since he was another big body who could battle with Antetokounmpo down low, and Phoenix could have offered more resistance with him on the floor.
Regardless, an absolutely dominant performance that honestly Milwaukee needed every single one of those points, since if you check out their boxscore, things are looking scary.
Jrue Holiday shot 4 for 19, Middleton was only 6 for 13, Tucker and Connaughton both ended with 0 points. Incredible.
Bobby Portis on the other hand was a surprising boost offensively and his 16 points all came at important moments, whether stopping a run, or getting the lead. He was crucial in game 6.
I do however need to point out that they were all contributing on the defensive end, and that is especially true for Holiday.
Dude has been all over Booker and CP3 throughout the entire finals, and made their lives difficult. And that was certainly no exception in the closing game as you see some of these great defensive possessions by the addition that was brought in this season to help them finally get over the hump. And hey, that’s exactly what happened.
So Milwaukee wins their second title after a 50 year drought, and credit also goes to Phoenix, they made the most improbable 1 season turnaround, from missing the playoffs all the way to the NBA finals. And I didn’t hide it, they were my pick. I would have loved for the point god to get a ring, but at least I’m glad that my guy P.J. Tucker could get 1 for all the fighters, warriors and effort players which are my absolute favorite.
Another season is in the books. This was my most consistent year by far, as I finally figured things out and got the right teammates to make this work consistently.
Much more to come, there’s no stopping during the off season. So stay tuned.
That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.
21 Ιούλ 2021