“Giannis Antetokounmpo performed LeBron James in the Garden”: NBA Twitter reacts to Greek Freak, who recorded a historic double-double of 40 points as the Bucks steal victory in Game 5

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists as the Bucks won their fifth game at TD Garden.

The Boston Celtics picked up the 5th game of the Eastern Conference semifinal series, exactly where they left off in the previous game. Thanks to a 16-point performance by Jason Tatum in the first half, the Cs were able to take the lead Giannis Antetokounmpo and his dollars 54-47 enters the third period.

Despite leading by as much as 14 points at one point in the fourth quarter, Mike Budenholzer’s men managed to successfully win from behind, in a 11-2 run in the last 1:34, stealing a 110-107 win in Game 5.

As usual, the Greek Freak, who was bleeding from the eye, was the driving force in defending the title defender. Playing 40:20 tonight, the reigning MVP of the final ended the evening with 40 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and a block on the dominant 59.3% of shots from the field.

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Antetokounmpo’s 6th playoff game with 40 points and 10 rebounds helps him enter the record book as just 5. player to ever do that. The elite company he is on the list with – LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

NBA Twitter applauds Giannis Antetokounmp for his 40-point double-double in the Bucks’ 5-game win over the Celtics

As soon as Giannis entered his 7th career playoff game with 40 points, NBA Twitter exploded with reactions.

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With the 6th game played at the Fiserv Forum, Giannis and Bucks will look forward to closing the 4-2 series and consolidate their place in the Eastern Conference final for the second postseason in a row.

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