shooting, which leads to the ….
shooting, which leads to the third factor, Giannis Antetokounmpo. In last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Raptors figured the MVP out. Smother him, hack him, do whatever it takes to not let him breathe. It was starting to feel like other teams were suffocating him the same way in the last week or two before the shutdown. Regular season MVP Giannis has to become Playoff MVP Giannis for the Bucks to get it done. While there’s been a lot of talk about his improved 3-point shooting this year, 80% free throw shooting (he was at just 63.3%) in a playoff run would be huge.
Would have been, would be or will be? Who knows.
Matt Frey is the Sports Editor at The Star