Giannis Antetokounmpo Sends NBA 3-word Warning After Raining Hell on Celtics

Published 01/11/2024, 11:42 PM EST

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Milwaukee Bucks faced Boston Celtics and the former let loose all hell as they registered a thumping 135-102 victory. The Greek star and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was brutal in his performance. He scored 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists in his 26-minute game. After the resounding victory, he did not show mercy with the words as well.

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The two teams met at the Fiserv Forum. In the clash of titans in the Eastern Conference, the top two teams locked horns. The Celtics lead the conference with a 29-9 record while as Bucks are a step behind with a 26-12 record. Damian Lillard added 21 points for the Bucks while B. Portis Jr. scored 28 points. The victory over the Conference leaders tasted too sweet and Giannis seemed to enjoy it to the fullest.

After the game, Giannis took to X and had a three-word message for the opponents. He wrote on X, “Don’t look up,” and added a couple of laughing emojis to his tweet.

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The Bucks started the mayhem early. Damian Lillard was merciless in the offense and he was instrumental in crafting a brilliant 20-6 lead that left the Celtics clueless. Giannis upped the ante in the second half and combined with others to keep the Celtics under pressure. The Celtics tried to fight back in the second quarter, but the first-half advantage had almost closed the doors for them in the game.

The Bucks registered one of the greatest halftime leads in their history. Bucks previously had 41 half-time lead with 77-36 against Orlando Magic in November 2021. In January 2022, they went on to have a 38-point lead against the Golden State Warriors. And on December 1978, the Bucks went on to have a 38-point lead with 78-40.

As it happened with the Celtics this time, they found the onslaught unexpected. The third quarter too continued to be upsetting for the Celtics fans as the Bucks registered 111-70.

Celtics’ response to the carnage

Bucks went on to stun the Celtics from the start and the leaders of the Eastern Conference did not seem to be falling short of options. The top stars of the Celtics had single-digit points in their kitty except Jaylen Brown, who scored 10 points. Jayson Tatum scored seven. Kristaps Porzingis chipped in 6 points. Payton Pritchard led the fight back with 21 points and Oshae Brissett added 13 points.

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With the Bucks seeming unstoppable, Joe Mazzulla, the coach of the Celtics, decided to bring out the starters. Tatum, Brown, and Porzingis played for a few minutes only. As the coach began to rely on others, it invited reactions from fans and experts. Kendrick Perkins wrote on X, “Damn the Bucks made Joe and the Celtics Tap out the entire second half of a National Televised game?!!! This can’t be life.”

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