“Giannis Antetokounmpo Getting These Many FTs Is Not Fair!”: Monty Williams Looked Distraught As Bucks Beat Suns 116–104

Raahib Singh
|Published March 15, 2023

With their win over the Suns, The Milwaukee Bucks became the first team this season to qualify for the Playoffs. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks went to Phoenix on the 2nd night of a back-to-back for both teams, and won the contest 116-104.

It was a close contest all night long, till the Bucks managed to pull away in the 4th quarter. They built a lead as big as 16 points, and managed to hold it to seal off the win. Giannis led the charge with an almost triple-double. He had 36 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists.

It was a big win for the Bucks, who have not only clinched a playoff berth, but also strengthened their hold on the #1 seed in the East.

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After the game, Monty Williams spoke about the game and Giannis.

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Monty Williams complained about Giannis Antetokounmpo getting more FTs than the Suns

With the Bucks coming to town, we were guaranteed an excellent game. After all, it is the 2021 NBA Finals rematch. Despite not having Kevin Durant with the squad right now, the Suns put up a good contest. However, one of the areas they lost out on was free throws. Giannis Antetokounmpo alone had more FTs than the Suns.

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Distraught by the same, Monty Williams chose to complain about it in the post-game interview. He called Giannis getting 24 FTs ridiculous. At the same time, he complained about how Devin Booker just had three free throws, despite having Jrue Holiday, a very physical defender, guard him all game long. He even complained about how many times it has happened against the Bucks.

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Devin Booker chimed in about Giannis’ FTs

After the head coach made his speech about the disparity in free throws, Devin Booker chimed in as well. He argued that some of the fouls that were considered as defensive fouls should have been called offensive fouls on Giannis instead.

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The way Giannis plays, he sure is going to draw a huge number of fouls. It is impossible to stop him when he gets going with a full head of steam. Instead of complaining about him getting FT calls, teams should look towards finding better ways to stop him/slow him down.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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