Video: Raptors’ Kyle Lowry describes Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo as unstoppable and ‘likely MVP of the league’
After their big Game 5 win which put them up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, Lowry talked about how they tried to contain Antetokounmpo. He shared that they tried to throw out bodies to defend him but you simply can’t stop him.
“You can’t stop him. He’s most likely MVP of the league.”
"You can't stop him. He's most likely MVP of the league."
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 24, 2019
Antetokounmpo, who was recently named into the All-NBA First team, chipped in 24 points, six rebounds, and six assists. He shot 50 percent from the field and was 2-of-3 from downtown.
The Greek Freak has clearly bounced back from a mediocre Game 3 performance where he just scored 12 points and had eight turnovers. The Raptors’ defensive strategy has remained the same: set up a defensive wall whenever Antetokounmpo drives to the hoop.
In several occasions, Antetokounmpo has either fumbled the ball or forced a tough shot. But just like Lowry said, it’s simply hard to stop the Greek Freak. One way or another, he’ll find a way to score. And in Game 5, he did that but unfortunately, his squad lost.
Game 6 is the biggest game yet for the Bucks. If they win, they’ll force a do-or-die Game 7 in their home floor. But if they lose, then they can bid their championship dreams goodbye. Will Antetokounmpo put up his best effort? Or will Lowry and crew come up big?