Giannis Antetokounmpo gave his autographed shoes to a young fan celebrating his birthday!

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play for the 5th straight game as the Bucks lost to the Cavaliers. Although the Greek NBA star is not playing, he is still idolised by the public, even in the stadiums of the opposing teams. Quite obviously many sports fans want photos and attention from him.

One of them was a young boy who was wearing a Bucks jersey.

The kid, who was on the court with his father, had written on a piece of cardboard that it was his birthday and he was asking for a present! When Giannis saw it, he did not think about it and signed his shoes and gave them to him!

It was the best birthday present and judging by the reactions, his dad was more than happy!

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks fell to their divisional foes the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102.

It was a strong defensive first effort for Milwaukee in the initial period, as the Bucks led 26-23 after one. The team dug itself into a hole within the opening minutes of the second period, but managed to trail just 47-50 by halftime thanks to 19 first half points by Bobby Portis.

Another rough offensive period for Milwaukee in the third period ensued, as they went into the final period facing a 86-81 disadvantage with 12 minutes to go.

Unfortunately, despite dominating the Cavaliers in previous 4th quarters this year, Milwaukee couldn’t pull it out and ended the season series at 2-2.

Milwaukee barely let the Cavaliers get off any three-pointers, but they punished the Bucks all night within the arc hitting 22-30 at the rim. Much of that came from Evan Mobley who scored a career-high 38 points including destroying Lopez and Portis on the short roll.

The Bucks lost the points in the paint battle once more, 66-44.

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