The Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Final
The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Final
The Game 6 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Final.
Price’s dunked three-point play came just after the buzzer to send Milwaukee to Game 6. Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer looked at the play on the bench and called Price one of his best players on a team that started 0-4 on the season. The Bucks won Game 6, 103-103, as an 8-minute, 38-second buzzer beater by Andre Miller sealed the serie 6, 103-103, as an 8-minute, 38-second buzzer beater by Andre Miller sealed the series.
The Bucks had six players in double figures in the game. DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and 10 assists, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 points and 13 assists and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 16 points with a made 3-pointer, but the Bucks shot just 38 percent from the field.
Game 6 also featured two buzzer-beaters to send Atlanta to Game 7. The Bucks took a 6-point lead after a tip-in attempt by Nikola Mirotic.
Price won the game for a fourth-straight time in the playoff for a fourth-straight time in the playoffs.
Antetokounmpo also played in the game for the first time against the Bucks. The Bucks shot 54 percent from the field while the Hawks shot 41 percent. Milwaukee won the game, 76-69.
The Game 6 win over Atlanta brought the Hawks and Bucks back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in the postseason.
The Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals. After an overtime period in which Atlanta’s superstar star, Bradley Beal, missed a 3-pointer and Atlanta’s superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, missed a 3-pointer, the Atlanta Hawks pulled ahead late in the third quarter. The Bucks, however, scored six unanswered points after that.
What happened in Milwaukee before Antetokounmpo went down
The story from Game 4 will also be the injury of Antetokounmpo rightly. But that shouldn’t overshadow what the Hawks were doing before Antetokounmpo went down. Milwaukee started offensively strong in each game before Tuesday. But with Young out and the Hawks less focused on a shootout and more on limiting Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, Atlanta was able to emerge victorious.
And it’s not what he has done in Milwaukee, just how it happened.
I knew then I was in trouble. If you want to understand me, I’ll start with Milwaukee. I had been to Milwaukee a few times and I knew I had seen him play, but I had never been. I wasn’t that much of a fan of NBA ball players really. In my college years, I’d spent my free time surfing the Internet, trying to find something that mattered to me. One day, I was looking for some sort of explanation for why I kept watching these guys, the ones I saw all, even the ones I didn’t like. My search was coming up empty. I finally looked up his name on the Internet. Sure enough, there it was.
He was the first NBA player I saw. I was a sophomore at Marquette, attending, I’m ashamed to say, while I was working as a caddie, and I was at the gym with some guys. We were there in the weight room after the game, and I had been watching Antetokounmpo’s highlight-reel highlight reel about 10 minutes before his game. I was at the bar, and I could hear him talking to the guy across from me, who was a college basketball junkie. The NBA player that I’d seen on the Internet told me that this was one of the best players in the NBA. I watched my first NBA highlight reel of my life. The highlight reel was Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo’s highlight reel was an exercise in hyperbole. It was about all you could hope for from Antetokounmpo. He had all sorts of crazy moves that you wouldn’t expect from a guy that just came out of nowhere. It was really a highlight reel of a guy with a chance to be a star in the NBA. If you were a basketball junkie, you got a lot of those highlight, you got a lot of those highlights. If you weren’t, you would have known that this guy had all sorts of skills that no one should have. He was an all-time great.
What do we really need to know about Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Most of the headlines from the game will be regarding a knee injury to 2-time champion Giannis Antetokounmpo. We indeed hope he comes back and his injury is not long term. Also read: “LOU WILL can win you a game! ”: Draymond Green gives praise on the veteran Hawks as Atlanta takes Game 4 and tie the series.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James are two of the most dynamic young stars in the NBA this season. But before they became stars themselves, before they took the game by storm, they were kids growing up in the same Italian city thousands of miles from the world of basketball. So what do we really need to know about Giannis? And LeBron?.
Let’s begin with Giannis’ childhood in Greece, the place where he grew up, from the time before the European leagues took place. He was a “little guy” for most of his childhood, a “lone child”, as we say in Greece. He had a sister, but no mother. As a kid, as he told the Daily Beast: “My mother told my father I was not the right person for her because I was too ‘different’. And my father told the entire village I was a ‘loner’ and that I was a ‘no good’ kid.
Giannis and his mother were together for just over three weeks, and she took him to the hospital because he was so ill that he was running a temperature and vomiting. Then, a Greek family friend took Giannis to another doctor, who said he had chickenpox. It was the worst infection anyone had ever had. His mother screamed and screamed and screamed. She had been warned that she had to take him to the hospital, so she left, her face twisted into a mask of terror and frustration. The next time she saw her father, he was being slapped around and had bruises forming on his arms, and she asked, “Did you hit him?”.
Giannis didn’t tell the rest of his family until the day his sister died. After it happened, Giannis’ father brought the kids to the hospital every weekend to see the doctors, and they had constant conversations about each other’s families and their parents’ relationships with each other.
Giannis would tell people from his father’s town, “This is my home. This is my family. ” He had no problem being that guy, and yet it was his mother who was always looking at the phone calling the police when any minor came up missing.