Giannis Looks to Continue Hot Start vs. Heat


Bucks Secure First Win 117-111

Opening night of the Milwaukee Bucks’ season started rocky down in Houston. A catchup game ensued during the game’s first minute. No matter how close Milwaukee came to taking over, the Rockets, with their new backcourt in Russell Westbrook and James Harden, would inch slightly further ahead. Houston seemed to forget who they were facing though: the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Greek Freak had clearly missed playing in the NBA. With the game in peril, Giannis took control and pushed back. Even with early foul trouble, number 34 put up impressive stats all night and finished with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists with just 28 minutes of play. After fouling out with five minutes left in the 4th, the Bucks relied on their supporting cast to finish off the Rockets on the road.

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Click Bait Cause Of Concern

Fans’ talk has swirled around Giannis’s potentially turning down the Bucks’ supermax deal next summer. As the noise becomes deafening, it has not caused Giannis to falter on the court. It is as if all the sound has faded away, and he only has one goal in mind: dominate his opponents and get Milwaukee a win. It is not surprising though, ever since Antetokounmpo stepped foot in the cream city, he has always had the same mentality. Why would anything be different now?

Understandably, his staying is on everyone’s mind. Especially with the national media doing everything they can to create a story, make headlines, and get everyone talking. The only one who isn’t talking is Giannis, and the city of Milwaukee should take note and follow. If Thursday night was telling in any way, it is that this season is going to be a crazy adventure. Why sour it with the thoughts of Giannis and the supermax?

Embrace The Success

I know to not think about a decision that could alter the future of the Bucks organization for years is crazy. It might just be impossible, but to have that topic occur every game will damper what we are witnessing. Going against a team like Houston and coming out with a hard-earned victory begets the notion that the Bucks are a title contender. What Milwaukee has dreamed about for so long can become a reality this season.

The first game played put plenty of positives and, additionally, areas that need improvement. It is game one, though. There are still 81 games to go, and it is going to be a process that the Bucks will improve. The main goal has always been a championship, yet if the primary focus adverts to Giannis and his future, then that dream of a championship banner hanging in Fiserv Forum will slip right through our hands. As we well know, instances of greatness come fast, and they rarely stay for long.

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About Melissa Colton

Melissa was born and raised in West Allis, WI, but currently resides in Milwaukee. She is a veteran of the United States Army and has a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management. She has worked in both the sports and music industry. Anything from Wisconsin, sports, food, and beer is her happy place.

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