The Milwaukee Bucks have had their fair share of woes this season. They are currently 24-8 and are second in the Eastern Conference, but there’s no denying that it’s been a relatively rough road early on for this new-look Bucks side.
For Milwaukee talisman Giannis Antetokounmpo, however, he believes that all the adversity they have battled through can only be a good thing. While it has exposed some chinks in their armor, the former back-to-back MVP is adamant that these trials are essential to the Bucks and their long-term objectives this season.
Milwaukee Bucks Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Relishing Difficulties
Speaking after the Bucks’ 119-111 win on Friday night, Giannis was vocal about how his team battled back from being down by 15 points in the first half against the Cavs:
“[We were] able to keep our composure and come back to the game, and that speaks volumes of the team,” he said. “We need to play games like this. I believe that you keep on playing easy games, easy games, easy games — no disrespect to any team that we’ve played — but it doesn’t build character. I’d rather win a game by one (point) and be down 20 — because I know we competed, and played defense, we played together, we trust one another, — than blow out a team by 40.”
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Giannis and the Bucks came out firing in the second half, and they ended up outscoring Cleveland 40-21 in the third quarter. They did not look back from there.
As Antetokounmpo said, it’s good for Milwaukee to go through these tough tests. Ultimately, these are the types of battles that will make them a better team.
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