Giannis Antetokounmpo Says ‘I Could Play More’ After Logging 35 Minutes In Game 3 Loss, Report

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Says 'I Could Play More' After Logging 35 Minutes In Game 3 Loss, Report
Giannis Antetokounmpo Says 'I Could Play More' After Logging 35 Minutes In Game 3 Loss, Report

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he wasn’t bothered by an ankle tweak suffered in the first quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks’ 115-100 loss to the Miami Heat in game 3.

“I feel great. I could play more,” said Antetokounmpo after the game.

Antetokounmpo had 21 points and 16 rebounds in 35 minutes, with Khris Middleton adding 18 points and seven assists in 36 minutes.

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The Bucks were outscored by 27 points in the 4th quarter, the largest differential in a fourth quarter of a playoff game in the shot clock era.

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The Bucks are down 3-0 in the series.

Mike Budenholzer said that 36 minutes was as much as he wanted to play his two stars despite the deficit.

“No, I think we, obviously, it’s 48 minutes. You gotta be good for the last 12. If anything, I think keeping us fresh and ready to go and compete and all those things. Khris was in a little bit of a foul trouble. It’s a high level. If you’re going as hard as these guys are in a playoff game, 35-36 [minutes], I think that’s pushing the ceiling.”

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