Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo absolutely enjoyed competing against Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and leading the Bucks to a win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Down the stretch in the fourth quarter, Antetokounmpo made clutch plays and the Bucks escaped with a 105-100 win over the Clippers.
"I feel like it's greatness," Antetokounmpo added, per ESPN. "When you go against the best in the world down the stretch and you are trying to get a stop and they are trying to score on you to win the game, it's greatness developing at that moment."
Leonard, who scored a team-high 25 points and had nine rebounds, gave credit to the Bucks and acknowledged that the Clippers have to keep on building their chemistry. "As a team, I don't feel like we're there yet," said Leonard, who remains positive about the Clippers building toward where they want to be.
"We're looking to the sideline for plays. I feel like our pace has pretty much slowed down. "You gotta give them credit though. They locked in and tuned in on us, and they got stops when they needed it. So just for us to get better, I feel like we gotta have a better stride, open the floor, just getting down and getting into a play.
I felt like we got stagnant a little bit."
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"Just gotta keep being aggressive getting to the paint," Leonard added. "Other than me and PG, we gotta keep attacking.
I feel like a lot of times we come down, it's one pass, shot, or we're just shooting off the pick and roll. We have good ball movement. I think we're attacking that paint, me and PG, and then it's shots going up.
But we'll get better." After losing five consecutive games, the Bucks bounced back last week as they are now on a five-game winning streak. Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 36 points and had 14 rebounds in a win over the Clippers.
"When we lost five, a lot of people were panicking," Antetokounmpo said. "Now, we win five and no one is talking about it. That is how it goes. "Being able to get out of it, snap out of it ... that is what matters.
This is important ... it's not over. We are not done yet. We might go again on a seven-game losing streak, 10. Hopefully not. I don't want to put it out in the universe. [But] there is no panic."