More than 40 points, again! Giannis Antetokounmpo wrote history
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 649
For the fourth time this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a second game in a row with at least 40 points. Scorer of 41 points in Indianapolis on Friday, the Greek recorded another 50 points against the Pelicans overnight.
It is the fifth time in his career that he has reached 50 points scored in a single match in the regular season. "I just tried to be aggressive, to attack the basket, to try to find my points, to work on my pace, to just create.
It's my third game since I've been back, the fourth, I've just tried to pick up the pace. Sometimes it works in your favor, that was the case tonight." Giannis scored the last three points to reach 50, when the game was already on ice, creating a certain discontent in the opponents who didn't appreciate the gesture.
In the press conference, however, Antetkounmpo explained that this type of opportunity does not present itself every day and that one of his reasons for continuing to sign this type of performance is to be able to show his children one day what kind of player he was.
He said: "I just tried to be aggressive, to attack the basket, to try to find my points, to work on my pace, to just create. It's my third game since I've been back, the fourth, I've just tried to pick up the pace.
Sometimes it works in your favor, that was the case tonight. I knew I was down to 47 points, I won't lie. I had put up a field goal earlier and knew if we got the next rebound I would shoot again. Not I hesitated at all, managed to take the long shot and score.
Reaching the 50 mark is one of those moments that you can never take for granted because you never know if it's going to happen again. They might say, 'Dad, you're boring. You're useless. We don't want to see your highlights, we've heard so much about you, but we want to watch Scooby-Doo, or something like that.
In any case, I'll continue to play this way, to create in the same way that those of the past created, so you can rive de my highlights as I can review today those of Magic, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, KD, LeBron, Tim Duncan.
They have created so much art over the years and we can look back and admire what they have done."