After getting the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award last season, Giannis Antetokounmpo has not slowed down leading his team to a 14 game winning streak, the franchise’s longest streak since 1973. The Greek Freak has been playing on MVP caliber levels pushing his team towards success.
His mentality and competitiveness were fully shown against the Clippers last night. Giannis was out for revenge against Kawhi Leonard, who knocked out the Milauwkee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals when he was on the Toronto Raptors. Last night, the Bucks blew out the Clippers in a 119-91 win. In 26 minutes, Giannis scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while also shutting down Paul George defensively.
A big question has been arising around the league and that is who will make the NBA Finals from the Eastern Conference? At the beginning of the season, I believed along with many others that the 76ers would dominate the Eastern Conference and make it to the Finals. But so far, Philadelphia is fifth in the conference and their biggest struggle has been consistency. The Sixers still have the highest potential as a team but this season, the best team in the conference is undoubtedly the Bucks with their chemistry and best rated offense in the league.
In conclusion, the Milwaukee Bucks are the most likely team right now to play in the NBA Finals. Teams like the Sixers, Celtics, and Heat will give the Bucks a fight for that coveted spot. Whether the Bucks make it or not will strongly depend on The Greek Freak’s performances in those intense games.