The Greek Freak Scores 32 as Milwaukee Bucks Win Fourth Straight
The Milwaukee Bucks are like a lot of NBA teams, running hot and cold, and on the edge of being serious contenders, if not on the elite level. The Bucks have also been unable to put their best team on the floor most of the time due to injuries to key personnel. Shooting guard / small forward Kris Middleton had his best season in 2015-16, averaging a career high 18.2 points per game, but he suffered a serious hamstring injury that kept him out until February 8th. About the time Middleton returned, forward Jabari Parker tore his left ACL for the second time in his career, and is out for the year and well into next season.
On a more positive note, the Bucks do have one emerging superstar who has managed to stay healthy. That would be 6’11’ shooting forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, A.K.A. The Greek Freak. Antetokounmpo, 22, who really was born in Greece, leads the team in everything—23.3 points per game, 5.5 assists, and 8.7 rebounds. He started in the All-Star game, not something a Milwaukee Buck often does.
Antetokounmpo scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and had seven assists in the Bucks’ 104-96 win over the New York Knicks in Milwaukee on March 8th. It was the Bucks fourth straight win. Milwaukee has been streaky this season, but is just a half game out of the seventh and eighth playoff berths in the Eastern Conference standings. They’ll battle that out with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, who are currently in those slots, and the Miami Heat, also a half game out.