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Giannis leads Bucks' runaway win after furor over FT routine

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 00:20:34-04

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s lengthy free-throw routine might be too long to be legal. Officials are under renewed pressure to enforce the 10-second rule, placing the Milwaukee Bucks’ two-time MVP further in the spotlight Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks.

The NBA says Antetokounmpo should have been called for 10-second violations on both free throws he shot with 5.3 seconds remaining in the Hawks’ 116-113 Game 1 win on Wednesday night. Antetokounmpo made both free throws, trimming the Hawks’ lead to 114-113. His habit of taking longer than allowed is no secret. Hawks rookie Onyeka Onongwu says, "I think the whole league notices it.”

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