Milwaukee Bucks head coach Doc Rivers showered praise on Damian Lillard after the team’s commanding 109-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers in their playoff opener, highlighting Lillard’s tenacity and aggressive playstyle.

Rivers commended Lillard for his 35-point performance, emphasizing his ability to lead the team and set the tone with his aggressive approach on both ends of the court.

“He’s got that prizefighter mentality,” the veteran coach said about Lillard during the postgame press conference.

Despite missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks found success behind Lillard’s explosive scoring, solidifying their dominance in the series opener.