“Stephen A Smith thinks Giannis’ 50-point performance was not clutch!”: When JJ Redick called the Bucks superstar ‘Clutch’ and SAS did not back that claim

Jeet Pukhrambam
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is out of the playoffs but there’s no denying he is a clutch player. Stephen A Smith certainly does not think so.

The Greek Freak missed out on making the Eastern Conference finals by just one game. He was without help and did everything in his power to get the Bucks over the line.

He became the first player ever to record 200 points, 100 rebounds, and 50 assists in a single series. If that does not speak volumes about his impact, we don’t know what will.

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He was also ridiculously clutch for the Bucks. Hitting a three-pointer late in game 5 and took over the scoring in multiple games once the 5-minute mark rolled around in the fourth.

There is not a single thing he did wrong in this playoffs, a lack of help meant he could not push his team past the ridiculously well stacked Celtics team.

He also scored 50 in last year’s closeout game of the NBA finals. However, Stephen A Smith thinks its not clutch.

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Also read: “Michael Jordan and LeBron James never did what Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing!”: 200 points, 100 rebounds, and 50 assists for the first time in a playoff series, The Greek Freak scripts history

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Stephan A Smith should give him Giannis his flowers says, JJ Redick

We know Stephen A Smith likes to live on the wrong side of takes. A lot of his takes are simply atrocious and he refuses to adapt or change.

There is also a vehement dislike of foreign players that he hides well. However, not calling Giannis clutch for giving it his all in a closeout game is ridiculous.

The Greek Freak did it all in game 6 of the NBA Finals last year. He had 5 blocks including an important one in the fourth quarter. He also made his free throws!

So, we think it is time for Stephen A to give the man his flowers and we agree with JJ, that clutch does not always mean scoring buckets at the end of a game. It could also be a performance that saves your team.

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is The SportsRush's Lead Editor for Basketball. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. Now, he ensures that The SportsRush produces the highest quality of writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, traveling, and dancing to techno. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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