The start of the NBA Playoffs always brings one or two series on the schedule. Fans from all over the world call a group call: "Can we just skip this one?" At first glance, the Bucks Pistons series, in which the # 1 Eastern Conference arrives against a Blake Griffin los 8 seed, falls into this category of skippable games. The final score of Game 1, 121-86 in favor of the Bucks is no reason to watch the remaining three games.
But! What if I told you that there is indeed a good reason to see the rest of the Bucks Pistons series, and that the reason is the following: Giannis Antetokounmpo will clown the Pistons so badly that they will be up to the fourth Coming quarter of game 4 will huddle in the middle of the yard, weeping and trembling, begging for a mercy they will not receive.
Antetokounmpo scored 24 points and scored 17 rebounds in just 23 minutes during Game 1. The only conclusion from the performance is that the Pistons, like any other team in the league, can not do anything to stop this guy. Antetokounmpo went wherever he wanted and did what he wanted as soon as he was there; He was so much taller and stronger and meaner than anyone that he jumped off the screen like a video game boss. In response, the Pistons did what angry and exaggerated teams often did, and tried to get tough with Antetokounmpo. The former Buck Thon Maker sent the Greek freak to the ground at the start of a game, and in the second half Andre Drummond gave up all the allusion:
If we have about Antetokounmpo one experienced, since he has come in the last few seasons fully in his power. He can be a real bastard on the court. He told the world that Ben Simmons is "a damn baby" for no other reason than somehow getting in the way of Simmons. What do you think he will do now that Drummond and the Pistons have fought him?
You can only see a very good NBA player turning so many times into a world-destroying superstar in a lifetime, and this season has given us the opportunity to see Antetokounmpo just that. This is his first playoff series as the most unstoppable force in basketball, and now he has a troop of piquant scrubs in front of him, begging to be humiliated. If Antetokounmpo decides to give them their wish, it pays to be prepared for it.