Charles Barkley is infuriated with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks’ game-5 loss, as Kevin Durant reigns supreme.
The Milwaukee Bucks will want to wipe Kevin Durant and this match out of their memory as soon as possible.
This was a game of two halves. During the first, just about everything went Milwaukee’s way. Their shots were falling, their defense was solid, and they were up by 16 at the half. However, the Nets had started to put together some momentum a tad bit before the break. And well, in the second half, they exploded.
As their opposition stumbled, and essentially fell over themselves, Brooklyn had three vital scorers in this game who pulled their team to the win. The first, of course, is the Slim Reaper, who had 49 points in this game. He also had 17 rebounds and 10 assists to add onto it – a dominant triple-double when his team needed him the most.
Adding onto his efforts, Blake Griffin had a vital 17 points, while Jeff Green scored an impressive 27 points off the bench.
The game ended with the Nets winning 114-108. And like many in the NBA community, Charles Barkley just couldn’t ignore how easily the franchise just rolled over in game-5.
“I wouldn’t feed them dudes on the plane”: Charles Barkley can’t hide his anger after Kevin Durant leads Nets to a win in game-5
If you’re a Bucks fan, there’s a good chance that this game brought tears to your eyes. And just to be clear, we don’t mean the happy kind.
Many will find themselves questioning just how did Milwaukee lose. After all, James Harden was visibly hurt and Kyrie Irving wasn’t even on the court. Even if Kevin Durant drops 49 on their heads, isn’t the team good enough to at least stop some of the onslaught from the role players?
Well, if you are to go by the team’s performance in game-5, apparently the answer to that is a deafening no. The players were downright abysmal at times on both ends of the floor. And, on the latest episode of ‘Inside the NBA’, Chuck had some strong words for their performance.
“I had two great coaches in high school…when we played like crap on the road, they wouldn’t stop at a fast-food joint on the way home. I wouldn’t feed them dudes (Bucks players) on the plane.”
“When you do dumb stuff and it works, you keep doing dumb stuff… They’re killing them in the paint, but they’re going to keep jacking up threes because that’s how they play? You play to win the game!”
Kevin Durant had a HISTORIC performance against the Bucks in Game 5 🔥
49 point triple-double in 48 minutes. pic.twitter.com/aUwBnNHcyt
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 16, 2021
Frankly, we couldn’t agree more with the NBA legend.
Sure, the team has some capable outside shooters. But at some point, the players have to realize that they have a size advantage on multiple matchups and start imposing their will on the game.
The Bucks may have played well against the Nets during games 3 and 4. But they take their foot off the gas for even one moment, and this series could slip right out of their hands.