(3) Giannis Antetokounmpo [99%] defeated (19) Andrew Bogut [1%]
(6) Oscar Robertson [91%] defeated (23) Sam Cassell [9%]
This region has been all about two absolute juggernauts through the first two rounds, and in the Elite Eight we’ll finally get to see who prevails between the unstoppable force and the immovable object.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Oscar Robertson will go head-to-head in a somewhat fitting battle between two of the most unique talents ever to suit up for the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo will have an undoubted edge in terms of production in a Milwaukee jersey, along with connection to the fans, yet there are few figures as central to the Bucks’ crowning moment as Robertson, whose wider NBA legacy likely also carries significant heft.
To reach this point, neither player had any real issues in the second round. Antetokounmpo is clearly so beloved that he has arguably shown himself to be immune to much of the troll voting that has undoubtedly influenced some of the other matchup margins throughout the first two rounds.
Antetokounmpo’s victory over Bogut was as dominant as any we’ve seen so far, while Robertson’s routine dispatching of the incredibly beloved Sam Cassell likely shouldn’t be overlooked in terms of significance either.