Reports Reveal Giannis Antetokounmpo Suffered With Cramps Post Game 5 Win Against Suns

Published 07/18/2021, 8:55 PM EDT
Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks took on the Phoenix Suns in game 5 of the NBA Finals last night. With the series tied 2-2, game 5 was a must win for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. of they want clinch the Finals.

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Giannis and Co. started off the game in the back foot as Chris Paul and the Suns took a 16 point lead. But the Bucks quashed the same in a dominant second quarter scoring a mind-boggling 42 points.

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There was no separating the side since then as both the teams went blow for blow. But in the decisive fourth quarter, the Bucks’ defense stepped up. In one such possession Jrue Holiday who is known for his defense, stripped the ball off of Devin Booker’s hands and threw a lob for Giannis, which was the exclamation point by the Bucks to win the game 123-119.

With this win, the Bucks are in cruise control of the Finals and have all the momentum in the world with a 3-2 lead. Playing game 6 in the Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee will look to close down this finals series at home and win their first NBA championship in 50 years.

Giannis Antetokounmpo suffers from cramps after game 5 victory

With his latest 32 point double double, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed why is a 2-time MVP. Despite suffering from a hyper-extension to his knee, the ‘Greek Freak‘ has made a solid return in the Finals and have performed on both ends of the floor.

But the 26 -year-old might have endured some injuries after their game 5 victory against the Suns. According to NBA insider Jeff Zillgitt, Giannis was battling through some cramps before his post game presser.

Antetokounmpo initially did make an appearance in front of the camera but immediately left the room without even answering a single question from the media. The Greek Freak eventually did return for a presser after some time but it is apparent that the 2-time MVP is feeling sore with some muscle cramps.

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Bucks fans and players alike shouldn’t be that concerned though. Given how intense this finals series has been, every player has either taken a knock or is still enduring some minor injury.

Given the superhuman ability Antetokounmpo has shown and how fit he has stayed all season, the Greek Freak will be ready for game 6 and look to win his first championship.

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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