Prior to Milwaukee’s 92-85 win over the Celtics on Saturday, starters Caron Butler and Ersan Ilyasova were both ruled out due to injury. This presented rookie forward Giannis Antetokounmpo an opportunity for more play time and a chance to step up in the spotlight. And oh, did Giannis shine for the hometown crowd.
In his 28 minutes, the most he’s played in a game thus far, Giannis recorded 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3pt), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and a team-high PER of +16. His extremely efficient performance also came with an abundance of highlight plays.
Giannis was all smiles in the locker room after the game, and even showed off his “three-point antlers” celebration (pictured above). He is obviously confident in his own ability and looks forward to more opportunities to show what he’s capable of: “There are a lot of things that people don’t know yet, things I can do. But as the season wears on your going to see it,” said Antetokounmpo.
Enjoy this video of the Greek Freak’s performance on Saturday, because we could all use some more Giannis in our lives.