Kendrick Perkins has high praise for the Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo after his astonishing 40-point performance against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. Giannis led the Bucks to a win against the Sixers in a tightly contested battle between the two players fighting to win the Scoring title this season.
Kendrick Perkins Praises Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Mamba Mentality
Kendrick Perkins on the NBA Today on ESPN, showered praise on Giannis Antetokounmpo, after what looked like a Spa***ng for the Sixers, from the NBA champions. “(Giannis) put Joel Embiid and the 76ers on his lap and gave them a spa****g,” said Kendrick Perkins.
The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Philadelphia 76ers 118-116, the scoreline speaks volumes about the game, as the game saw two of the leading scorers this season contending for the Scoring title this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the players who showcases his inner Mamba Mentality almost every game but against the Sixers, it was evident in the closing stages of the game.
With 4 seconds left on the clock for the game to end, Joel Embiid had got the ball in the paint and did all he could to tie the game and push it to OT. But Giannis Antetokounmpo had some other ideas. He jumped up and blocked Joel Embiid’s effort and the win for the Bucks against a tough team. It was first looking like it was an infringement on the part of Giannis, but after careful assessment, the infringement was waived off and Giannis and the Bucks walked off with a win.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is on a mission
Giannis Antetokounmpo in the game against the Sixers finished with 40 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists. With this his average went up to 29.9 points per game, he has been subjected to the MVP conversation throughout this season. After winning the NBA title with the Bucks last season, he has never looked like stopping and chasing another title. And with performances like these this season, he sure is making a statement, that he is going to keep the crown for another season, no matter what team he faces in the playoffs, they are going to be in a tough spot.
Joel Embiid and James Harden both did well, scoring 29-points, and 32-points respectively. But they couldn’t stop the Greek Freak and his Bucks. The Bucks are 47-28 and are 2nd in the Eastern Conference, just 2 wins behind the conference leaders Miami Heat. The Milwaukee Bucks now play the Brooklyn Nets in their next fixture. It will be a test for both teams, as both the teams are back to their full strength, and will be an enthralling encounter.