Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo throws shade at Celtics while praising Raptors
Giannis and the Bucks went down 0-1 to the Celtics in the second round, but rebounded nicely by winning four straight to close out the series in five games.
The Greek Freak says the Bucks can’t afford to go down 0-1 to the Raptors, though, since they are a better team than Boston.
Giannis: “Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine; but against Toronto, it's hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) May 14, 2019
The Bucks dominated the Celtics after losing the first game at home. Boston was an inconsistent team all season and it showed in the series against Milwaukee.
The Raptors, led by star Kawhi Leonard, are a more disciplined team than the Celtics. The Bucks have to have their antennas up at all times in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The matchup between Giannis and Leonard is also going to be must-see TV. Both stars are putting up stellar numbers in the 2019 playoffs.
For the Bucks, Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 52.2 percent from the field. Milwaukee had the best record in the regular season and has only lost once in the playoffs.
Leonard, meanwhile, is putting up 31.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists. The three-time All-Star is shooting 53.9 percent from the floor and 40.8 percent from beyond the arc.
This is going to be a fun East Finals.