Milwaukee Bucks: 5 Key Stats Ahead of Toronto Raptors Series

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Giannis Antetokounmpo may not be posting triple-doubles like he’s Russell Westbrook, but for the third straight year he’s increased his number of assists per game. The Greek Freak racked up 5.4 dimes per game this season.

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In wins, Giannis is an even better passer. Antetokounmpo dished 6.0 assists in Bucks victories this season, whereas he averaged just 4.8 assists per game in Bucks losses over the course of the regular season.

Six assists is a great number for Giannis to reach. The Bucks went 22-14 in the regular season when Point Giannis woke up and dished at least six dimes. The more assists the better, as Milwaukee was 5-1 when Antetokounmpo put up double-digit assist numbers.

The only wrinkle there is that the one loss came against the Toronto Raptors, back in November. Giannis was outstanding in that game, posting 29 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, but the Raptors still prevailed.

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There are a lot of numbers that could predict how the Milwaukee Bucks series against the Toronto Raptors goes, but 34 might be the biggest one of all. There’s little chance the Bucks make it to the second round unless Giannis is positively freakish against Toronto.