The Milwaukee Bucks are heading into the All-Star break on quite high, to say the least.
On their second five-game winning streak of the season after their thrilling 105-100 victory over the L.A. Clippers Sunday afternoon, the Bucks have certainly put themselves in prime position to be players in the Eastern Conference. Especially after having calmed the panic among Bucks fans after seeing their five-game losing streak not that long ago.
Now nearly back to full strength with Jrue Holiday making his return Sunday afternoon, Milwaukee has weathered through the storm being without such an essential player in their foundation.
So without further ado, let’s look at the three stars that all stood out as the Milwaukee Bucks continue to pile up wins.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Milwaukee Bucks’ first star of the week.
Who else but to go here than Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo? The two-time MVP has been on such dominant tear as he earns first star honors for the second straight week.
Antetokounmpo’s performances have arguably catapulted him back into the MVP conversation and deservingly so. In his three outings from the last week, Antetokounmpo is averaging 37 points on .583/.333/.759 shooting, 10.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.3 blocks and a steal in 35.6 minutes.
Not only has Antetokounmpo has found his rhythm within the Buck’s revamped offensive system, the 26-year-old has been incredibly aggressive in searching for his own shot and getting into the paint where he’s now averaging 17.3 paint points per game.
The fact that Antetokounmpo is seeing the same, if not more attention from opposing defenses and still feasted points to the varied ways in which the Bucks have utilized him this season. Take this alley-oop slam after slipping a screen that he set for Khris Middleton as an example to the easier scoring chances hat are coming towards the Greek superstar.
With Holiday back in the fold, Antetokounmpo’s dominance has come differently than what we’ve seen over his back-to-back MVP campaigns and that is symbolic of the championship aspirations the Bucks hold this season.