Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is still awed by the block he delivered in Game 4 but now he is ready to shift his focus to Game 5. With just over a minute left to play in Game 4 and with the Bucks up by 2, Antetokounmpo delivered a clutch block on Suns center DeAndre Ayton.
The Bucks went on to win 109-103 and tie the series at 2-2. "It's incredible what your body is [able] to do," Antetokounmpo said on Friday, per ESPN. "When you think about winning, you go to the extreme.
"I cannot explain the play. But, at the end of the day, that's in the past. When you talk about the past, that's your ego talking. It's in the past. It's over with. "I got to move on. I got to keep making winning plays.
I got to keep competing. I got to keep finding ways to help my team be great. Great moment. I appreciate the moment. Great moment. [But] we got to move on."
Antetokounmpo wants to keep his focus
Antetokounmpo has been absolutely great so far in the NBA Finals and he is determined to keep it that way.
"I think I would say life. Usually, from my experience, when I think about like, 'Oh, yeah, I did this, I'm so great, I had 30, I had 25-10-10,' whatever the case might be. ... Usually, the next day, you're going to suck, you know?" Antetokounmpo said with a smile.
"Simple as that. The next few days you're going to be terrible. "I figured out a mindset to have that when you focus on the past, that's your ego. 'I did this. We were able to beat this team 4-0. I did this in the past.
I won that in the past.' When I focus on the future, it's my pride. 'Yeah, next game, Game 5, I do this and this and this. I'm going to dominate.' That's your pride talking. It doesn't happen. You're right here.
"I kind of try to focus on the moment, in the present. That's humility. That's being humble. That's not setting no expectation. That's going out there, enjoying the game, competing at a high level. I think I've had people throughout my life that helped me with that.
But that is a skill that I've tried to, like, kind of ... master it. It's been working so far, so I'm not going to stop."