After handling the Pistons in the opening round of the playoffs, the Bucks seemed sluggish in their first game against Boston, allowing the Celtics to get their only win of the series. Now, it seems that Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee have learned their lesson as their star player claims they are prepared for every game of this upcoming series.
When analyzing their upcoming Eastern Conference Championship series against the Toronto Raptors, Giannis showed respect for his opponents by assuring the media they will not open this match up the way they did the last series.
"Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine," Antetokounmpo explained. "But against Toronto, it's hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home."
These comments not only added anticipation for Wednesday night's game 1 but they also gave ammunition to NBA fans still fixated on Boston's epic collapse.
In the first game of the second round series, Boston handled the Bucks blowing them out by 22 points. This decisive victory led NBA-star-turned-analyst Paul Pierce to proclaim the series over in favor of Boston. Yet, the Bucks came back to hand the Celtics four straight losses thus proving they are a factor in the East.