Report- Giannis Antetokounmpo: Bucks star compared to NBA legend after victory over Warriors | Other | Sport

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Updated: November 10, 2018
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Bucks star compared to NBA legend after victory over Warriors | Other | Sport

Antetokounmpo scored 24 points in 26 minutes as the Bucks ran riot over the back-to-back NBA Champions.

In what many consider to be his breakout season, Antetokounmpo has scored an average of 25.6 points per game.

Thursday night’s win was marred however by the injury sustained by Warriors star Steph Curry.

The point guard limped off in the third quarter and did not return, but his injury is not feared to be too bad.

Speaking on the NBA podcast The Starters, host J.E Skeets likened Antetokounmpo to former Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash.

“He feels at times unstoppable,” Skeets explained.

“There’s been a lot of talk with the way they’re playing on Twitter and in articles about whether you should try the Steve Nash approach.

“Do you just make him an outright scorer?

“Should you just make him get 50 and not worry about everyone else?

“The Steve Nash approach was that because he had a lot of shooters around him and he wanted to get everyone going, make him the scorer.

“Can you do this to Giannis?

“He’s a star, he warrants a lot of calls, he’s strong as an ox, and he’s a great free-throw shooter.

“I get the idea of taking away the shooters and maybe that’s your best chance.”

The Bucks are back in action tonight at 8.30pm GMT as they face the LA Clippers.