If DeMar DeRozan wouldn’t have acted so salty after getting swatted by Giannis Antetokounmpo, I bet the ref wouldn’t have called a tech on the Greek Freak.
DeRozan had a right to be frustrated. With a little more than a minute left in regulation, his team was down by 19 to the underdog Bucks and had absolutely no answer for Giannis, who dominated with 28 points on 13 for 18 shooting (many were exceptional dunks), 8 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals. DeRozan had a team-high 27 but missed 14 of his 21 shots in the Game 1 loss.
After the game, Giannis was asked if he was asking the refs about the ridiculous tech. He replied, “No, no, no! just wanted to tell him good game good job.”
The smile on Cassidy’s face when she said, “OK Giannis” was a lot like the smile I had when he said that….and when he was dunking all over half of the Raptors starting lineup.