Once the overwhelming favorites to win the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks suddenly find themselves in an 0-2 hole against the Miami Heat. With a team that was hoping to win at least one NBA title, that possibility seems like it's becoming non-existent.
Many pundits are saying that Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn't look like a superstar and it's showing. In Game 1, the Greek Freak only had 18 points and six turnovers. He did better in Game 2 with 29 points and two turnovers, but he only had three assists in that game. Last season, Antetokounmpo averaged 25.5 PPG along with 3.3 turnovers a game, 12.2 RPG, and a field goal percentage of 49.7. While those numbers sound good from a glance, Greek Freak is the focal point of that team, especially when the offense runs around him. It doesn't help that Greek Freak is nearly averaging nearly four turnovers a game this postseason.
It doesn't help that Milwaukee is allowing 110.6 PPG on defense. The Bucks are allowing 115.5 PPG in the Heat series alone, allowing the Heat to make outside shots with impunity.
If Milwaukee is to stand a chance in this series, they'll have to change things quickly. Greek Freak might not be here much longer in Milwaukee and the Bucks will be back to mediocrity without him. In the same breath, Greek Freak must elevate his game and become the superstar he's been labeled as for the past few seasons. Otherwise, these Bucks will end up on the side of the road.
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