Coming into the postseason, there were some that felt Milwaukee could possibly win this series because it had Antetokounmpo, who may be the most uniquely-skilled basketball player on earth. After one game, those people look really, really smart – the Bucks walked into Toronto and demolished the Raptors, 97-83.
It’s foolish to say that happened for one reason, because basketball is a team game and it requires everyone contributing in one way or another. For example, Greg Monroe had a double-double in his playoff debut (14 points, 15 rebounds), while Kris Middleton came close (10 points, nine assists). Other Bucks youngsters also showed out as Rookie of the Year candidate Malcolm Brogdon went for 16 points and Thon Maker showed flashes of being a problem for opponents as his career progresses, especially on the defensive end.
But oh my goodness, we need to talk about what Greek Freak did. The 22-year-old point forward put up 28 points on 13-for-18 shooting, ripped down eight rebounds, dished out three assists, snagged two steals, and blocked a shot. This happened in 38 minutes of action.