Antetokounmpo provided 34 points (13-23 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-13 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 47 minutes during Thursday's 92-89 Game 6 loss to the Raptors.
Antetokounmpo played all but one minute during Thursday's game, dominating on both sides of the ball on route to a new career high in playoff points in a game. Though he played with intensity and dominance, the Bucks ultimately couldn't get the victory as the Greek Freak struggled with his free-throws down the stretch. That being said, only two other players scored in double figures for Milwaukee -- Khris Middleton with 19 and Matthew Dellavedova with 12. Antetokounmpo's struggles from the charity stripe in Game 6 aside, he ultimately had not only a coming out party this series, but for the whole season. He finished the 2016-17 campaign averaging 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals while shooting 52.1 percent from the field across 35.6 minutes per game -- certainly worthy of Most Improved Player consideration.
Antetokounmpo posted 30 points (12-19 FG, 6-9 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, and three blocks in 41 minutes during Monday's 118-93 loss to the Raptors in Game 5.
Antetokounmpo finished with playoff career highs in scoring and steals, but it wasn't enough to help the Bucks steal the win. He has exceeded 40 minutes in three of the last four games in the series, and Antetokounmpo should be expected to see lots of time once again when Milwaukee tries to stay alive in Thursday's Game 6.
Antetokounmpo scored 24 points (9-24 FG. 1-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 42 minutes during Tuesday's 106-100 Game 2 loss to the Raptors.
It's his second career postseason double-double, as Antetokounmpo continues to be a matchup nightmare at both ends of the court for Toronto. Expect the Bucks to get as far in these playoffs as their 22-year-old franchise player can take them.
Antetokounmpo scored 28 points (13-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-5 FT) while adding eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 38 minutes during Saturday's 97-83 Game 1 win over the Raptors.
It was a dominant performance from the 22-year-old in the Game 1 upset, as Antetokounmpo was just about unstoppable any time he was headed towards the basket. The young Bucks star emerged as a legitimate MVP candidate this season, but if he can carry the team past the Raptors into the second round of the playoffs it will be a true coming-out party.
Antetokounmpo will sit out Wednesday's game against the Celtics for rest purposes, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports.
The Bucks have already secured a playoff spot, so they will opt to rest the All-Star in the regular-season finale in order to preserve his health entering the postseason. It's just the second absence of the season for Antetokounmpo, who will wrap up the campaign with averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals in 35.6 minutes per game, all of which were career highs. With Antetokounmpo out of action, look for Michael Beasley, Malcolm Brogdon and Greg Monroe to fill most of the scoring void for the Bucks.
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