“Legacy Game for Giannis”: NBA Twitter Piles the Pressure Onto Giannis Antetokounmpo As Bucks Suffer Massive Blow Before Game 7 vs Celtics

Published 05/15/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
May 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after being called for a foul during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo does not need to win Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. He has already proven himself to be a match winner for the Milwaukee Bucks. But, if he wins that game, it can open doors to a legacy few could achieve in the NBA. Of course, seeing the trends that are taking place in this series, the Bucks should be the favorites. No Home Team has been able to press their advantage onto the opponents. But who knows what TD Garden looks like come Game 7?

Giannis will still feel the pressure to win this series. He is the reigning Finals MVP for a Bucks Team who are the reigning NBA champions. Giannis has not crumbled yet. Scoring 44 in the playoffs is not struggling. But the team will depend on him to get that many points next game too. Without that, the Bucks might just get eliminated.

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Khris Middleton not being available throughout the series has added to the Bucks’ woes. It has been reported that Middleton is not available for the last game, as well. While the Bucks do have a good supporting cast, Giannis will have to do the heavy lifting tomorrow.

Reaction to Middleton’s injury

NBA Twitter too knows this and hence has reacted accordingly. These are some of the reactions from the fans.

 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in Boston

The series is between Milwaukee and Boston is now at 3-3. Game 7 will be held at Boston?  The question will be whether the trend stays as it is or will it be broken for the first time? If former, the Bucks go through and if it’s the latter, it’s Boston going to the Conference Finals.

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May 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks against Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams (12) during the fourth quarter during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Giannis will know how big the stakes are in this match. Last game, even though, he had one of the best performances of his career. But it came to nothing as his team couldn’t support him well enough. After the heroics in Game 5, Jrue Holiday was again not doing well enough. The selection of George Hill was baffling. Jayson Tatum did not hesitate to rinse him.

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Every fan knows that the TD Garden will be packed to the gills. The crowd won’t be friendly to the Bucks at all. This Game 7 can be something to remember for ages.

 

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Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.

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