Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard are building chemistry on the Milwaukee Bucks, and the team is starting to look better on both ends. The Bucks have switched back to their drop defense and have won five in a row, including a victory over the Wizards on Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo was instrumental in the win, scoring 42 points on 20-of-23 shooting, 13 rebounds, and eight assists.
It’s easy to forget that early in the season, teams thrown together over the summer usually need time to gel. However, the Bucks are using their soft schedule against teams like Washington to find their footing and look like a threat again. There are still many questions left to answer, such as Khris Middleton’s health and role. But with a season ahead of them, there is plenty of time for these answers to be answered.