March 8 (UPI) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo got some warmup help Wednesday from a boy with bone cancer.
Matthew joined the “Greek Freak” on the court before the Bucks lost 110-99 to the Houston Rockets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
He sported Antetokounmpo’s No. 34 on his shirt while tossing in entry passes to the two-time All-Star.
Matthew helped the “Greek Freak” with his routine in the post before getting to chat and take photos with the Bucks’ best player.
Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 30 points and had seven rebounds in the loss. Rockets star James Harden netted a team-high 26 points and had six assists and five rebounds.
“I was going to the post and they were coming to double team me. I’ve gotta go faster. I was just trying to make plays and be aggressive in the second half,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the game.
The Bucks face the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. Friday in Milwaukee before road games against the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic. Milwaukee returns home on Saturday, March 17 for a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Knicks, Grizzlies, Magic and Hawks all have below .500 records.
“We gotta win those four games, period. That’s it,” he said.