Antetokounmpo joined Jordan, Jerry West, Shaquille O’Neal, Rick Barry and LeBron James with consecutive 40-point NBA Finals performances.
Jordan holds the document for consecutive 40-point Finals video games with 4. When requested whether or not he had his eyes on that document, Antetokounmpo reiterated his focus was on right here and now.
“I’m simply on the market making an attempt to benefit from the recreation, making an attempt to play, making an attempt to put myself able to achieve success. That’s what I’m making an attempt to do. You know, after I take every possession at a time, when I’ve a possession in entrance of me, I strive to get myself able to achieve success. Sometimes, it is driving the ball. Sometimes, it is sealing down within the lane. Sometimes, it is setting a display screen.”
For Antetokounmpo, it his third recreation again from a hyperextended knee, with every recreation exhibiting hints that he is feeling extra heathy and is ready to dominant the sport as he has turn into accustomed to doing.
The large win for the Bucks means their title hopes turn into extra of a chance, now sitting only a recreation behind the Suns with Game 4 developing on Wednesday in Milwaukee once more.
While a two-game deficit would possibly daunt some groups, the Bucks gamers appeared relaxed forward of Game 3, pointing to the 2-0 deficit they confronted towards the Brooklyn Nets within the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Scoring bursts late within the second and third quarter helped the Bucks transfer away from the Suns who huffed and puffed, permitting Antetokounmpo et al to ease to a snug 20-point victory and arrange an intriguing Game 4.
The Bucks received their solely title in 1971, whereas the Suns have but to win a title since becoming a member of the league in 1968.