Giannis Antetokounmpo has been here before. Still alive in the postseason through two rounds and close enough to the NBA Finals it no longer feels silly to dream about them.

He's trying not to look that far ahead, anyway. In fact, he had to reel in his emotions following a 115-111 Game 7 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on the road. It's the first time the Bucks have reached the conference finals since 2019, when they lost the series 4-2 to the Toronto Raptors. The Greek Freak isn't taking the return to this stage lightly.

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Antetokounmpo poured in 40 points on 24 shots with 13 rebounds and five assists over 50 minutes in the win.