Antetokounmpo: 6th whistle was not a foul

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BOSTON — Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo does not believe that he earned the sixth foul that forced him out of Sunday’s 113-107 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The play in question occurred with 13 seconds remaining in overtime, with the Bucks trailing 110-107. After Antetokounmpo missed the second of two free throws and tried to tie up Celtics guard Terry Rozier for a jump ball, the All-Star big man was whistled for his sixth and final foul, and he angrily jumped up in frustration as a couple of his teammates stood in front of him so he wasn’t whistled for a technical on his way off the floor.

“I don’t think that was a foul,” Antetokounmpo said. “I grabbed the ball. But the ref said that I grabbed his hand. I just got to live with that call and just move forward because that’s what players do. Hopefully next time I can knock down the free throw and not get into that situation.”

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Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23189737/giannis-antetokounmpo-milwauke-bucks-disagree-sixth-foul-call

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