Durant estaba principalmente custodiado por P.J. Tucker y Khris Middleton, y despues del juego, Giannis Antetokounmpo respondió por la falta de defensa sobre la superestrella de Brooklyn.
The Bucks star said he wants the challenge of guarding Durant in Game 6.
“I want to take the challenge…and if coach wants me to do that, I’m ready for that,” él dijo, vía Bally Sports.
sin embargo, Antetokounmpo was unsure what would be the key to stop Durant.
“Oh man, I don’t know man. Just keep making it tough. Obviously one of the best scorers to ever play the game. Es duro. Es duro. He’s the best; he’s the best player in the world right now, and we gotta beat him as a team. We gotta guard him as a team, we gotta make him make tough shots, like tonight. And we just gotta keep doing our job and hopefully he’s going to miss,” él dijo, mediante el Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Bucks faced criticism over failing to put Antetokounmpo on Durant later in the game.
Part of the criticism came as Antetokounmpo was named a unanimous All-NBA First Team selection and was an All-Defensive First Team selection earlier in the week.
Durant jugó cada minuto de la victoria registró un triple-doble con 49 puntos, 17 rebota y 10 ayuda a dar a los Nets la ligera 3-2 ventaja en la serie.
Juego 6 is set for Thursday night.