After his team’s victory against Milwaukee on Friday night (119-112), Boston’s point guard Marcus Smart does not digest that the referees have withdrawn Giannis Antetokounmpo his sixth fault after having whistled him.
Marcus Smart left the floor very annoyed, Friday night in the Orlando bubble after the defeat of his team against Milwaukee (119-112). But if the Celtics player was so angry, it is not only because of this second setback of the season recorded by Boston and him. Smart especially had a hard time digesting the conditions in which his team had just bowed, fallen under the blows of a ruthless Giannis Antetokounmpo (36 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists) while the monstrous winger of the Bucks would not have not had to play at the end of the game, according to Smart. It’s hard to blame the number 36 of the C’s, since if the Greek remained on the field until the end of the game on Friday, he owes it only to the referees. After whistling a sixth fault, they changed their minds and transformed the passage into force sanctioned at first into… fault against Smart, with a basket validated for his opponent. Enough to drive mad the victim of this sudden change of position, not really fooled anyway, to hear it, reasons which pushed the refereeing body to reverse their decision.
Smart: “Let’s call a spade a spade!”
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“Quite frankly, I think we all know how we got here… Giannis took his sixth fault, and they didn’t want him out. Let’s call a spade a spade, and that was exactly it ”, railed Smart, without managing to lose his temper as the images gradually came to show that he was well late at the start of Antetokounmpo’s action and still on the move. moment of shock between the two men. So maybe the referees weren’t as wrong as Smart might think of blowing a foul on him and leaving the Greek on the floor. “I felt like he was on the move on the last action, and anyway, whether it was a strong pass or not, I’m happy with the victory, and I’ll learn the lesson from that action. ”, Noted only the winner of the day by way of conclusion, not without a small spade addressed to his detractor. “I know he’s going to try to assault me all the time to get me out of my game. I respect what he does, and I understand him. I don’t think he’s a bad guy. ” Not a bad guy, but an angry guy.