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Giannis Antetokounmpo from Bucks has unkind words for Nets’ Donta Hall after being pushed to the floor

An effective strategy to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo: just throw him out of the game.

During the second quarter of Tuesday’s game between the Bucks and the Nets, Antetokounmpo found himself on the floor after battling with Donta Hall for a recurring position. The recently signed Nets striker released all ideas of grabbing the ball and pushed the reigning NBA MVP to the ground. Antetokounmpo clearly didn’t appreciate it.

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A courageous referee quickly grabbed Antetokounmpo, while Giannis Hall ordered “to watch out” to keep the situation from escalating further. One camera angle seemed to show Antetokounmpo, who said the referee, “I’m going to see him.”

Luckily for the crew on duty, the Bucks and Nets players went to their respective banks after the initial kerfuffle. A double foul was made on the game, but no glaring or technical fouls were assessed.

It felt like that moment would trigger a massive Milwaukee run, but an injury-plagued Brooklyn team managed to maintain its early lead over number 1 in the Eastern Conference. Despite 16 points, six rebounds and four assists from Antetokounmpo in the first half, the Nets entered the locker room with a lead of 73-65.

And to make matters worse for “The Greek Freak”, he was also put on the poster by Justin Anderson.

The Bucks and Nets will face each other in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs based on the current score. That potential series just got a lot more interesting.

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