Giannis doesn't feel 6th foul vs. Celtics was warranted: 'I grabbed the ball'
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It was an all-important call that didn't go in Giannis Antetokounmpo's favor.

After missing a free throw with his Milwaukee Bucks trailing 110-107 in overtime during Game 1 on Sunday, Antetokounmpo got tied up with Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier in an attempt to grab the rebound. While a jump ball would have been ideal, "The Greek Freak" was ultimately whistled for his sixth personal foul, forcing him from the game.

"I don't think that was a foul," Antetokounmpo said afterward, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. "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."

When the whistle was blown, official Jason Phillips called a personal foul on Antetokounmpo, while another made the signal for a jump ball - Phillips' call was the one that stuck, though.

Rozier connected on one of his two free throws on the other end, with Khris Middleton missing a driving floater with Milwaukee down four to seal his team's fate for good.

The Celtics went on to win 113-107 on their home floor to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 35 points on 21 shots, adding 13 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals in 45 minutes.

Giannis doesn't feel 6th foul vs. Celtics was warranted: 'I grabbed the ball'
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