Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped up to the mark when the Milwaukee Bucks needed him the most in Game 6 against the Boston Celtics last night, and the Bucks fans inside the Bradley Center certainly showed their appreciation towards their team's star player.
Chants of 'MVP!' could be heard by the Bucks fans as The Greek Freak impressed them on Thursday night with a display of 31 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists, two steals, while also shooting 13-of-23 from the field.
Milwaukee ended up winning the game 97-86, meaning their series will go to a deciding Game 7 as it is currently tied at 3-3. Giannis spoke to the media after the game when he was asked about the MVP chants by the Bucks fans.
Antetokounmpo said to ESPN: "It means a lot. This city has supported this team since day one. It was extremely loud tonight, and as much as we say we play for the team, we play for the city, too. This is a Game 7, this is a new opportunity for us as a team and for Milwaukee, so we got to go out there and leave everything on the line, try to get Game 7."
This might be the last game which the Bucks play in the Bradley Center if the Bucks don't win Game 7 and extend their time in the playoffs, as they'll be moving to a new downtown arena next season.
Bucks interim head coach Joe Prunty was impressed with Antetokounmpo's performance, stating after the game that the forward made plays that 'very few people in this league can make'.
"I thought he played great. I don't think he forced anything. I think he took opportunities that were there for him. He knows the spots to get to, but we also have to give him spacing around him to make sure we are in the right spots so that he has room to operate. ... Overall, Giannis played an outstanding game. One of his best plays was the offensive rebound where he pretty much just jumped up, put his arms up, made a play that very few people in this league can make."
The Bucks will need The Greek Freak to be at the top of his game once more this coming Saturday in Game 7 against the Celtics if they are to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
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