Milwaukee Bucks Opposition Intel: Washington Wizards Q&A With Ben Mehic

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Oct 30, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

AM: Which matchup do you feel is most likely to prove decisive in Tuesday night’s game?

BM: Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Otto Porter. Both players have quietly had the best seasons of their respective careers and I genuinely love watching them play. Giannis has embraced his Greek Freak-ness; he’s playing with a crazy amount of intensity and he’s putting up nearly 18 points per game on an above average player efficiency rating.

Otto has flown more under the radar, but he’s doing a great job filling in for Paul Pierce. While he may not “wow” anyone with his numbers, Otto always finds a way to make a difference. Whether it’s making a timely putback, a dunk in transition or a steal leading to a bucket, Otto makes his presence felt when the Wizards need him most.

Last time they met, Giannis lit Otto up in the first half, but then cooled off. The two long-limbed (I don’t even think that’s a word…) forwards have great futures ahead of them. Looking back, when we’re sipping on green tea in our rocking chairs, we’ll get to say “remember when we saw Giannis and Otto go at it?”

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