Giannis Antetokounmpo has just relinquished the title of best NBA player to Nikola Jokic, fresh holder of the 2020-21 MVP title. But after race-5 – and after the triple double with 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists cashed by Kevin Durant – Antetokounmpo has clear ideas: “Right now he is the best basketball player in the world, the best scorer in the world, “says the Milwaukee superstar after the game.” Trying to stop him is tough, really tough. You can only try to defend him as a team, you can try to beat him only as a collective, forcing him to make him take difficult shots, as we did tonight. The hope is that you start getting them wrong, but it’s not easy. I repeat: is the best scorer in the world. The best player in the world. He did an amazing job tonight“, conclude Antetokounmpo:”There will be other races in which he will still make 50 points and there will be other races in which we will be able to contain him better, thus giving us a chance to win. ”
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The urgency to do so is the thing that matters most in Wisconsin now: race-6, in Milwaukee, is already without a future. The Bucks must find an answer to Durant and beat the Nets if they want to return to New York and play it all in Game-7. Against the best basketball player in the world. “I’d like to take up his challenge and mark him directly in race-6”. Word of “The Greek Freak”.