"I mean, it's inevitable. Guy comes down almost 6 times in a row and gets free throws. What are you really going to do? It's slowing the game down. So, the run you would hope to make in a quarter like that doesn't happen. I mean, he shot 22 on the game," Irving told reporters. "It’s getting ridiculous at this point. It's just slowing the fucking game down.”
After Game 3 loss to Bucks, Celtics' Kyrie Irving on Giannis Antetokounmpo's free throw attempts: "He shot 22 on the game. It's getting ridiculous at this point. It's slowing the f---ing game down." pic.twitter.com/GMvCYjRBTx— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 4, 2019
Although Irving was irritated by all the free throws, Giannis had no problem with them. He made 16 out of the 22 attempts.
Giannis: “I love getting to the free throw line. ... It’s easy points.”— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 4, 2019
For comparison, the Bucks had 36 free throw attempts in the game while the Celtics had 32.
The Bucks ended up winning 123-116 and now lead 2-1. Game 4 will go down on Monday in Boston at 7 p.m. ET.
⚡️ Bucks take care of business in Game 3!! https://t.co/DbHwAwXmBv— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 4, 2019