It was a far from a dream week for the Milwaukee Bucks last week.
The Bucks’ losing skid crept into the start of their eight-game homestand after falling in their pair of tilts against the Toronto Raptors. Fortunately, they have since broken their five-game slump by taking much-needed victories over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Sacramento Kings.
Milwaukee continues to solider on without star guard Jrue Holiday, though, his return looks to be imminent after appearing on the bench during Milwaukee’s win over Sacramento Sunday night.
There appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel with reintegrating Holiday back in the mix and that will surely be the boost they need to kick back towards consistency.
So without further ado, let’s look at the three stars thatstood out in the Milwaukee Bucks’ uneven week at home.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ first star of the week — Giannis Antetokounmpo
As the Bucks were eventually able to return to their winning ways, they were led on by a dominant run by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo notched a double-double in all four games this week and capped it off with a ludicrous 38-point, 18-rebounds performance over the Kings. The two-time MVP continues to shows improvements from the foul line as he went 44-for-61 on his free throw attempts, good for 72.1 percent.
As the weeks go by, Antetokounmpo seems to be finding his rhythm in the Bucks’ revamped offensive system that is better using every space on the floor. Antetokounmpo has certainly found his groove offensively, especially as he’s currently averaging 31 points on .481/.267/.721 shooting, 14.8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks over the Bucks’ homestand.
The Bucks are starting to find their footing without Holiday in the mix, but his presence will surely make life easier for all those involved, including Antetokounmpo. For now, though, it’s clear the 26-year-old has found his groove and will surely benefit the Bucks as we inch closer to the All-Star break.