3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 4 letdown vs. Boston Celtics

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 09 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Grayson Allen, Boston Celtics: Al Horford
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MAY 09 Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images /

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to dominate for the Milwaukee Bucks

Despite the loss, Milwaukee Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed another jaw-dropping performance with 34 points, 18 rebounds, and five assists on 14-of-32 field goals across 41 minutes. He’s progressing toward figuring out the most efficient way to break down the Celtics’ versatile defense even though there’s still more execution that can be improved upon.

After a mesmerizing Game 3 outing that saw the two-time MVP tally 42 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and two blocks, Antetokounmpo didn’t take the foot off the gas pedal in Game 4. As usual, he was relentless. There were times when Giannis looked absolutely gassed and happened to hit the floor often, but his desire to compete never fails to entertain the world.

The Celtics have actually been terrific in terms of defending Giannis Antetokounmpo, the best player in the world at the moment, thanks to the strength and will of Al Horford, Grant Williams, and Marcus Smart. They’ve challenged him to earn every point in the paint this series and it’s been a relishing battle to witness.

While Antetokounmpo’s interior scoring dominance is sparking the Bucks, his playmaking ability might turn out to be the difference-maker in this series. Creating opportunities for his teammates to hit open shots is a key component of Milwaukee’s offense. Similar to his triple-double in the Game 1 win, Giannis is the most dominant when he’s making plays for others to complement his stellar scoring abilities.