Giannis Antetokounmpo mocked by Jaylen Brown on Instagram after the superstar overturned a close foul call late in the fourth quarter to lead the Bucks to victory.
The NBA is well and truly back. Celtics star Jaylen Brown showed his frustration on his Instagram account after Bucks superstar had several close calls ruled in his favor late in the fourth quarter.
Brown posted a hilarious meme of Giannis holding hands with a referee on his IG story. Celtics players were furious with Giannis all through the 4th quarter, as a of close calls were given in his favour.
The game was decided in the closing moments with close calls helping the Bucks to crawl over the line. Giannis scored 36 points and managed 15 rebounds in the clash while Brown scored 22 points in a losing cause.
How did Jaylen Brown mock Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Celtics and the Bucks played their first league games since the restart in Orlando. The game was expected to be a bit sloppy as indicated by the previous matches. Celtics were left short-handed as Kemba Walker only took the court for 19 minutes whereas young star Jayson Tatum could not shoot well from the field.
Tatum struggled massively all through the game, just not able to get his groove back, after being so influential before the shutdown.
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) August 1, 2020
But, the Celtics still managed to take the game deep against the top seeds in the east. The Celtics came back from an early 15-point deficit and even take the lead at one point in the fourth quarter. However, Giannis got several close calls in his favor which took the game away from the Celtics.
The reigning MVP’s overturned offensive foul on Marcus Smart was the final nail in the coffin that frustrated Brown and led him to express his frustrations on Instagram.
What’s next for the Celtics?
After their 119-112 loss against the Bucks, the Celtics will face the Blazers on Sunday at 2:30 PM EST. The franchise will hope that young Jayson Tatum will rediscover his shooting touch soon. Tatum could only manage 5 points against the Bucks and will hope to fire the Celtics to the second spot in the table. Kemba Walker would also hope to play more minutes against the Blazers.