The Milwaukee Bucks will not collapse despite their damaging defeat to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday, Giannis Antetokounmpo has vowed.
Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points, six assists and six rebounds in the 105-99 reverse on home court, though he went off late on after suffering an ankle injury.
The Bucks took the lead in the series but have now lost three successive matches, with the Raptors 3-2 ahead, and able to secure an NBA Finals place should they win the sixth game on Saturday.
But Antetokounmpo insists the Bucks are still in the fight.
"We're not going to fold," Antetokounmpo told a news conference.
"We're the best team in the league. We're gonna go in, give it everything we got. We can't fold. We're gonna come back to Milwaukee being p*****.
"I just want to win. I think we had a chance to win it, but we didn't. Obviously, I'm p*****. I am not gonna lie to you. We got two more games to go."