HOUSTON – A dominant all-round achievement in Milwaukee Bucks 116-109 road win over the government murder James Hardens Houston Rockets…
HOUSTON – A dominant all-round achievement in Milwaukee Bucks 116-109 road win over the government murder James Hardens Houston Rockets on Wednesday could have given Giannis Antetokounmpo a massive platform to begin marketing for the NBA’s most prestigious individual honor.
However, Antetokounmpo dismissed the early MVP discussion that he often supports defenders with his leggy Euro-step.
“All I care about winning, to be honest with you” said Antetokounmpo after making 27 points, grabbing career high 21 rebounds and leveling five helps the Eastern leader Bucks win. “I know by winning – do anything out there, help your teammates and just leave everything on the floor ̵
1; everything will take care of itself.”
If Antetokounmpo needs a campaign manager, Milwaukee the Great Brook Lopez seems up to the task.
“I definitely think it’s our belief in this cabinet and much just around the league, that we have the best player in the league here,” Lopez said. “He does it in so many ways, he makes so many of his players better. He’s all over the track. It’s so impressive to watch every night.”
Harden, who has repeatedly and deservingly explained that he expects to win the MVP, did nothing to reduce his odds despite an outstanding defensive bet by Bucks, who often forced Harden to drive right and into Milwaukee’s great men . The harden had 42 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists but was 13-of-30 off the floor and committed nine sales.
Hardens brilliance in the fourth quarter made it possible for the Rockets to slam a 15-point deficit to three with 2:37 left when he beat a tough floater. But Harden missed his last four shots, including a pair of potentially binding 3-pointers on the possession after his floater.
Antetokounmpo made the dew points in a fitting way that flies in from the wing for a tip where Bucks up six points with 39.1 seconds to play.
“He’s just doing everything,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He has a huge impact on winning.”
Antetokounmpo has been in the conversation about the league’s best player by effectively mediating 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 helping and playing dominant defense for a Milwaukee team that has the NBA’s best winning percentage (29 -11, .725). The Greek freak is a unique talent that can protect the rim defensively and create dribbling – often his own spectacular slam dunk – offensively.
“He’s not normal,” said Rocket coach Mike D & # 39; Antoni. “I mean, that guy is 7 meters and has the control [body] and everything he does. The guy is a good, good player, so he is in the [MVP] conversation because they play so well. He should be but we have a lot of basketball left.
“We are only halfway there. He and James are up there with a couple of other guys, and it will figure out itself. “
The Harden, whose leading scoring average is up to 33.9 points per game after his franchise record tie 12th-40th season performance, confirmed that Antetokounmpo has earned the point in discussing who is the best player in The league.
“He’s up there,” says Harden. “He’s definitely [elite] just as he affects the game. “
Antetokounmpo didn’t want any part of a discussion about how the MVP race was shaping when the NBA season’s halfway approaches. He called the national television win over Harden’s Rockets” just another game “and admitted it was fun to play in that type of spotlight but stressed that Bucks winning was important, not his individual statistics.
Informed that Lopesz explained that Bucks believes he is the league’s best player, Antocoounmpo log and joke that the big man is “min No. 1 fan. “But Antetokounmpo acknowledged that such a status is high among his goals.” “To be honest with you, everything I care about right now is getting better and helping my team win,” Antetokounmpo said. “And [becoming the league’s best player is] will take care of himself. I know that one day can happen. I do not know if I am there, but I will do what it takes to get there, because that is what I want to be. “