Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks Josh Richardson’s dunk attempt
All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo punished the Miami Heat on both ends of the floor, as he helped the Milwaukee Bucks notched their 52nd win with a 113-98 road victory.
The Greek Freak finished with 33 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists, three blocks and two steals, further solidifying his case for the league MVP honors this year.
Against the Heat, Giannis made it clear that he wouldn’t make it easy for the opposing players he’ll guard. Miami’s Josh Richardson tested Antetokounmpo’s defense and paid big time for it.
— NBA (@NBA) March 16, 2019
Next time players will try to put Giannis on a poster, they will be reminded of what happened to Josh Richardson in this play.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the primary reason why the Bucks have the best record in the league this season. From being a star player last season, he took his game to the next level and is now considered to be in the same breath as guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
The good news for Milwaukee, and bad news for their opponents, is that Giannis doesn’t seem to have reached his prime yet. He has yet to develop a reliable 3-point shot, and once he does, he will become a more dangerous offensive player.
The Bucks are expected to come out of the East, and with the Toronto Raptors struggling as of late, it becomes more clear that there isn’t anyone in the East who can hang with them when Giannis is playing at his best.