It was a historic night for Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Milwaukee Bucks clawed a game back in the 2021 NBA Finals. The Phoenix Suns now lead the series 2-1 going into Game 4.
The 'Greek freak' has struggled with injury early into the finals but looked to be in top shape in Game 3. The reigning MVP put up 41 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assist in 38 minutes on the floor.
While Milwaukee have their work cut out for the remainder of the series, many of the post-match questions centred around Antetokounmpo's historic night statistically.
When Giannis Antetokounmpo is told about Michael Jordan's four straight 40-point games in the Finals back in 1993, he cut the question off and said with a smile, "I'm not Michael Jordan."
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 12, 2021
The Bucks star has now become only the sixth NBA player to score 40 or more points in consecutive NBA finals games. He joins an illustrious list in Michael Jordan, Jerry West, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James.
"I'm no Michael Jordan", Giannis said. "All I care about right now, it's getting one more win, that's all. Just take care of business, doing our job."
The 26-year-old is Milwaukee's most consistent scorer, and could look to break Michael Jordan's four NBA finals games with 40 points in a row.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's 20 third-quarter points tonight are the most in an NBA Finals quarter since Michael Jordan on June 16, 1993 (22 points in 2Q). pic.twitter.com/sL1SdJLjGe
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) July 9, 2021
"I'm trying to enjoy every single moment of it", he added. "I'm going to be doing this for a while - 10, 12 years. I don't worry about the outcome. I want to enjoy the game and I know that by enjoying it I am going to compete as hard as possible."