Nikola Jokic and Jayson Tatum would have made great MVPs after their performances against the Kings and Hornets, but we opted for Giannis Antetokounmpo, impressive power and efficiency against the Hawks. In this remake of the last conference final, the “Greek Freak” struck straight away: 17 points in the first quarter!
His style is known to all. Long strides to go side to side and then squish the circle. But tonight, against the Hawks, it was on a set play that he demolished the defense. His agreement with Khris Middleton is perfect, and twice, he goes to the alley-oop to mark his territory. Then we see him take the baseline for one more dunk, or even attack the shoulder-forward circle. Atlanta is rolled.
31.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game since the All-Star Game
“Collectively, we had confidence in ourselves, but I find that we are currently relying on good habits” explains the Greek. ” We play together. We find solutions at the end of the game. We know how to block our players, take rebounds and give the ball to Jrue or Khris to create. Collectively, we feel good. “
This night, the Bucks sign a 6th victory in a row, and like their leader, he gives off an impression of power and control. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the game with 43 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. All at 15 of 22 on shots, with a clean 12 of 17 on free throws. Since the All-Star Break, the two-time MVP has been playing his best basketball with 31.1 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.
Since that night, he is even the NBA’s leading scorer with 29.4 points per game. Without necessarily making noise when all eyes are on the performance of Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic.
” In the end, it all starts with defensive stops concludes the Milwaukee superstar. ” If we don’t make stops, things get complicated on offense. The more stops we make, the more confident we are in attack and the more comfortable we feel at the end of the match to better execute our systems. “