“Frustrating”: Bucks’ Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Disappointed with Team’s Performance in Orlando Bubble

Published 08/16/2020, 2:09 AM EDT

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Milwaukee Bucks were unarguably the best in the East and amongst the top two teams of the league before the season resumed. Despite having the best winning record of 56-17 in the league, they won only 3 out of 8 games in the Bubble. Bucks star man, Giannis Antetokounmpo is extremely frustrated with the performance of the team prior to playoffs.

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The Bucks were placed alongside LeBron James‘ Lakers as season favorites a few months back. With the season’s comeback, their form receded, and they don’t seem like the top team of the league. The Bucks haven’t had any exemplary form in Orlando that raises concerns about their survival in the playoffs. The same would stand true for their apparent main competitors for the title, the Lakers.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is recording 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists until now this season. These figures speak more about his past performances, as he seems to have lost his spark the past few months. Further, he recently faced suspension during his last regular-season against Grizzlies for head-butting Wizards’ Moe Wagner in the previous game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo admits Bucks weren’t defensively strong on opponents

Giannis was understandably frustrated and disappointed with how Milwaukee played the seeding games. It is bothering him, but he wishes to move forward in the next round match-by-match.

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“It wasn’t frustrating because we were losing. Like, losing is part of basketball, losing is part of the game. But, obviously, what was frustrating because at times I think we wasn’t ourselves,” Antetokounmpo said after Saturday’s practice.

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“We wasn’t moving the ball as much as I wanted to move the ball or as much as [coach Mike Budenholzer] wants us to move the ball. We wasn’t defending as hard. As I said, there was times that we were ourselves, where we were the No. 1 team in the league on defense. But there were times that we showed that and there was times that we didn’t.”

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Bucks’ starters are among the top in the league and have done their bit in the absence of the ‘Greek Freak’. The likes of Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Eric Bledsoe add their contributions too The aspect lacking from the Bucks is the same enthusiasm that they took off the season with.

It’s becoming a dull and constant span for the Bucks, which may lead to their downfall at such a crucial stage. For now, they will take over Orlando Magic in their first-round playoffs on August 18.

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