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Bucks' Portis emerges as fan favorite with blue-collar style

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 19:22:22-04

MILWAUKEE — Bobby Portis says he turned down more lucrative offers to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason because he wanted to play for a winner and experience a deep playoff run.

The reassurance that he made the right decision came every time a frenzied Fiserv Forum crowd chanted his name.

Portis took injured two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s spot in the starting lineup Thursday and collected 22 points in a 123-112 Game 5 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

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