Knicks Preview: Keys to Defeating the Milwaukee Bucks

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Oct 10, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) talks with forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

4. Contain Giannis Antetokounmpo

One of the NBA’s most intriguing figures is Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. He’s spent time at all five positions, even being heralded as a potential 6’11” point guard.

After missing the first clash with the New York Knicks due to a suspension, Antetokounmpo is back with a vengeance.

In his four games since returning, The Greek Freak is averaging 21.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal per game. He’s doing so on an absurd slash line of .593/.500/.810.

There are too many weapons to consistnetly double-team anyone in the Bucks’ starting lineup, but it’s still going to take a team effort to contain Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo has scored at least 20 points in three of his four games, shooting at 50 percent or better in every outing. He’s attacking the rim with tenacity and converting on 46.2 percent of his jump shots, per

New York’s best hope may be that Antetokounmpo’s quality of play will motivate Carmelo Anthony to teach the rising star a thing or two about how to put points on the board.

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