Richard Jefferson: If Bucks lose series to Raptors, blame Giannis


One-time Milwaukee Buck and current NBA analyst Richard Jefferson says that if the Milwaukee Bucks lose the Eastern Conference Finals to the Toronto Raptors, the player that will shoulder the blame is Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Jefferson, who played for the Bucks in 2008-09, made the comments on ESPN. Giannis struggled in Game 3, scoring just 12 points as the Bucks' starters shot 19-for-69. While he rebounded with 25 points in Game 4, Milwaukee's defense cratered in a 120-102 loss as Giannis had a game-worst -19 plus/minus.

Antetokounmpo was named to the NBA's All-Defense First Team along with teammate Eric Bledsoe on Wednesday.

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