3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ brutal Game 7 loss to Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 15 (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 15 (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Following a stellar first half, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s struggles picked up and doomed the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 against the Boston Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the driving force behind the Milwaukee Bucks’ success in this series, and they needed one more herculean effort out of him in Game 7. Unfortunately, they did not get that, as the 27-year-old had himself a tough outing after he put together one of the best series of his career to that point.

Things started off incredibly promising for Antetokounmpo as he was scoring and facilitating at a high level throughout the first quarter. After the first 12 minutes, it looked like another dominant performance was on the way for Antetokounmpo as he tallied 10 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, having done a bit of everything. This carried over into the second quarter as he scored seven more points, added four more rebounds, and notched a block and steal each. Unfortunately, everything went downhill from there as Boston flipped the switch and made things far more difficult for Antetokounmpo on every play the rest of the way.

In the second half, Antetokounmpo scored just eight points on an abysmal 4-of-16 shooting from the floor. He looked discombobulated as ever, having missed a handful of easy shots at the hoop that typically would be his go-to. It was a strange development, to say the least, especially after he was such a dominant force in the opening half. Nevertheless, with everyone else but Lopez struggling, Antetokounmpo’s rough second half was the final nail in the coffin for the Bucks as they fell to the Celtics in an incredibly disappointing finish.

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Time will tell what the Milwaukee Bucks might exactly have in store moving forward.