The biggest concern for the Toronto Raptors against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals is how they will stop Giannis Antetokounmpo. Unfortunately, two games into the series, Nick Nurse and Co. still don’t have a solution for their problem.
Midway through the first quarter of Game 2, Antetokonmpo showed the Raptors why he is called The Greek Freak. Giannis bulldozered his way to the rim, going over Pascal Siakam with the Euro-step before extending his absurdly long hand to dunk the ball.
Good luck stopping Giannis when he's like this 😳pic.twitter.com/w1mgJinCZH
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) May 18, 2019
Antetokounmpo might not be a great shooter, but he continues to show that he doesn’t need elite shooting to produce insane numbers for the Bucks. In Game 1 alone, he scored 24 points while making only one 3-pointer in the contest.
Not to mention that the 24-year-old MVP Finalist also had 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals and three blocks during that opening showdown.
Overall this 2019 postseason, Anteteokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.7 blocks while shooting at an efficient 51.4 percent from the field.
The Raptors really need to find a way to at least limit Antetokounmpo’s production on the offensive end. Kawhi Leonard is a great defender, but he can only do so much against Giannis and a Bucks team full of capable individuals.