The Toronto Raptors somewhat held Giannis Antetokounmpo in check during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday, with The Greek Freak scoring just 12 points. Toronto frequently sent early double-teams toward the MVP candidate, resulting in a 5-of-16 shooting night.
Yet when asked if he was disappointed with his play after the Bucks' 118-112 double-overtime loss, Antetokounmpo said "hell no."
"I am Giannis. What I have done in my life so far - sending money to my family, put my brothers in private schools, taking care of family in Nigeria and Greece," he added, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews. "Disappointed in a game? I'd be disappointed in myself if I was disappointed."
The Bucks had multiple opportunities to win Game 3, but their chances took a hit when Antetokounmpo fouled out 36 seconds into the second overtime period. Although he may have posted a subpar offensive performance, the three-time All-Star still pulled down a season-high 23 rebounds.
"I never expected this series to be easy," he said.
A pivotal Game 4 tips off Tuesday night in Toronto. The Bucks are early 2.5-point favorites.
"We can get a lot better and for me, that makes me really excited," Antetokounmpo said.