Giannis Antetokounmpo couldn’t lead the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA championship this time. The Greek Freak helped them end a long drought last year, but the Celtics stood on their way this season.

Ahead of Game 6, the Bucks were just one win away from sealing a place in the Conference Finals. However, Boston took the series to Game 7 and wrapped it up strongly to upset the reigning champs.

Antetokounmpo rose to the occasion, recording 25 points and 20 rebounds. But it wasn’t enough. After the Bucks elimination, Giannis explained that by Game 7 he was already feeling the impact of playing in such a long series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals how Celtics series took a toll on him by Game 7

Legs heavy. Body heavy. Mind heavy. Everything was heavy,” Antetokounmpo said, per Jamal Collier of ESPN. “I was just trying to be aggressive. At the end of the day, it’s Game 7 and I’m not going to hold the ball and not look at the rim. I’d rather miss a bunch of shots and keep playing and keep coming and keep being aggressive.”

The Bucks now get to rest and recharge batteries to come back stronger next season. This time they fell just short of another run to the Finals, but they must make sure they don’t take any steps backwards in the future.