May 23, 2019, 11:35 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points with six rebounds and six assists on Thursday as the Bucks fell to the Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Antetokounmpo continued to struggle from the free throw line, hitting just four of nine free throw attempts. It seemed like he really got beat up trying to take the ball to the basket late in the game. Even more puzzling, GA wasn't in the game for some key moments late in the game. He'll need to lead from the front for the Bucks to bring this back to Milwaukee.
May 23, 2019, 2:13 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden, who headlined the All-NBA First Team with unanimous selections, were joined by Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic.
Harden and Antetokounmpo rightfully get every first-place vote as they are in a two-person battle for the NBA MVP Award. Curry gets the edge over his teammate Kevin Durant on the first ballot, while George and Jokic make their first appearance on the All-NBA First Team.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 21, 2019, 11:14 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled with 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, but it was not enough in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Raptors.
Giannis hit 9-of-17 from the field but just 6-of-10 from the line in a minus 19 performance. He came out aggressive with some first quarter driving dunks, but the Raptors have been able to slow him down in the lane over the last couple of games. His next shot at them comes on Thursday in Milwaukee.
May 21, 2019, 1:30 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed to fund the construction of a new indoor basketball court in Athens, Greece where a fire destroyed the area, killing at least 100 people and destroying more than 1,000 homes in 2018.
Antetokounmpo is a class act, and it's great to see athletes contribute to their communities and culture outside of the court. The venue is reportedly expected to be completed by the end of the summer. Antetokounmpo and his Bucks squad face the Raptors in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Source: NBC Sports
May 19, 2019, 10:19 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo put up a unique line in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Raptors in double overtime, with 12 points, 23 rebounds and seven assists.
The Greek Freak also added one steal, four blocks and eight turnovers before fouling out in the second overtime. He shot just 5-of-16 from the field and 2-of-7 from the line. The fact that the Bucks were able to force this game to two overtimes with Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Eric Bledsoe shooting 11-of-48 combined from the field shows how truly good of a team they are. The Bucks will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Tuesday night.
May 17, 2019, 11:34 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 30 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in Friday's Game 2 blowout win over the Raptors.
He shot 10-of-20 from the field, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 9-of-12 from the stripe. He added one steal and two blocks to the stat sheet. The Greek Freak was just named an MVP finalist and he proved exactly why that is in this game. The Bucks will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead as they head to Toronto for Game 3.
May 17, 2019, 8:58 pmRudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert and Paul George have been named the finalists for NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
One could make a convincing argument for all three so it’s hard to call. That being said, this seems like Giannis’ year and we could see him racking up a few awards this season.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
May 17, 2019, 8:51 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George have been named the finalists for the NBA MVP.
While all three have had excellent seasons statistically, it looks like a two-man race between Harden and Antetokounmpo and we could see it going either way.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
May 15, 2019, 11:28 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo played well as the Bucks took a one-game series lead over the Raptors on Wednesday as he had 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.
He shot 7-of-16 from the field, 1-of-3 from 3-point range and 9-of-12 from the line. He also flashed his defensive abilities with two steals and three blocks. The Bucks are proving each game why they had the best record in the NBA as they have improved their postseason record to 9-1. Expect Antetokounmpo to continue his dominance and the pressure is on the rest of the Bucks’ roster to support him like they did in Game 1.
May 8, 2019, 10:52 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo only needed 31 minutes to put up 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's Game 5 win over Boston.
Giannis and the Bucks were mostly unchallenged in this one, as he barely needed to play in the fourth quarter. He will now get much deserved rest as he and the Deer await their opponent for the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 6, 2019, 10:52 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo came up big once again in Monday's 113-101 Game 4 win over the Celtics as he went for 39 points (15-of-22 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two threes in 34 minutes.
The Greek Freak was freaky once more as he routinely got to the bucket unopposed in this one. He's a mismatch on just about any defender in one way or another, and it looks like he'll be someone else's headache in the Eastern Conference Finals soon enough. The Bucks will try to close out the Celtics on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.
May 3, 2019, 10:57 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to a 123-116 Game 3 road win over the Celtics on Friday, racking up 32 points (16-of-22 from the line), 13 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks, two steals and five turnovers.
Antetokounmpo almost single-handedly kept the Bucks in the game during an uneven first half before putting the clamps on the Celtics during a third quarter run that saw them take the lead for good. After a sub-par Game 1, Giannis has looked nothing short of dominant.
April 30, 2019, 10:34 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 29 points on 7-of-16 shooting while adding 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Celtics.
Antetokounmpo bounced back in a big way after his horrible Game 1 and it's he got a lot more of the easy buckets tonight. He also went 2-for-4 from deep and hit the Cetlics with a nice shimmy as well. The Celtics are still forcing him into tough looks in halfcourt sets, but the Bucks are doing a better job of running out in transition and setting up Antetokounmpo with easier looks. It also helps that the team set a franchise record 20 3-pointers tonight which gave him a bit more space to work with.
April 28, 2019, 4:03 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo was locked down in Sunday's 90-112 loss to the Celtics, scoring 22 points on 7-of-21 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, a block and three 3-pointers.
Antetokounmpo also went 5-of-10 from the free throw line, which won't deter the Celtics from being extremely physical and sending extra help with he gets to the paint. Giannis was frustrated with the whistle, or lack thereof, throughout, and now it's going to be on him to adjust for Game 2. The Celtics will live with him walking into 3-pointers as long as Antetokounmpo isn't leaking out in transition or parading into the paint. Let's see what coach Bud cooks up with Milwaukee facing their first deficit of the postseason.