Every Monday we will look at which Milwaukee Buck stood out from a game changing performance, or provided consistent production over the previous week. We will do the same for one other player within the central division (Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, Cavaliers).
The Milwaukee Bucks have had losing records for three straight weeks now, but there is a bit of light at the hopeful end of this long, grueling tunnel. The Bucks got a much needed with over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night, scoring a season-high 137 points. The play of one Buck stood out among the rest.
King of the Court- Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis is pretty much a candidate for this award each week, but his numbers against the Suns and Nuggets were huge despite the Bucks going 1-1 in these games. During this back-to-back set, the Greak Freek averaged 26.5 points (64% FG), 10 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and three blocks per game. He only shot one of six from deep, but he didn’t need that part of the game to put up monster stat lines in both games. If Giannis got some help defensively, the Bucks easily walk away with a win in Denver.
King of the Court- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
This week, our divisional king of the court goes to none other than the king, LeBron. The three-time NBA champion doesn’t appear to be concerned about aging at all, averaging close to a triple-double in his 14th NBA season. Despite complaining about not having enough play-makers on his team, the Cavs have turned things around after a recent string of losses. In wins over the Timberwolves, Knicks and Wizards, LeBron averaged 30.3 points (67% FG, 61% 3Pt), 13 assists, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
Games this Week:
Bucks: 2/8 vs. Heat, 2/10 vs. Lakers, 2/11 @ Pacers
Cavaliers: 2/8 @ Pacers, 2/9 @ Thunder, 2/11 vs. Nuggets