Milwaukke Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo acknowledged there was certain sense of frustration after dropping a fourth straight game but underlined it's not the end of the world for his team. On Tuesday, the Bucks hosted the Toronto Raptors and ended up losing 124-113.
Antetokounmpo was near a triple-double as he 34 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals but even that wasn't enough for his team to beat the Nets. "I kind of have a feeling that everybody is in a panic mode, which should not be the case," said Antetokounmpo, per ESPN.
"We should keep improving, we should keep playing good basketball, we should watch the film, and at the end of the day, we've got to go out there and compete. When you come here, nothing can be easy."
Antetokounmpo inssts no need for panic
The Bucks will host the Raptors once again on Thursday night and Antetokounmpo hopes this time they will perform much better.
"At the end of the day, we lost four in a row; we're not going home," Antetokounmpo said. "We're still here. It's not the playoffs. Obviously, it's frustrating. We want to win, especially a game like this.
A big game, guys playing hard. "You want to come out and win the game, but it doesn't always go your way. But always, you've got to look at the bright side of it. You still have another opportunity on Thursday. So, keep getting better, watch the film, improve, keep everybody in a good place, and it's not the end of the world right now.'
' Raptors head coach Nick Nurse believes the Bucks will find a way to get out of their bad run. "In a normal year, I probably would be a bit surprised. But I think there's all kinds of things going on with several, several teams around the league, and there's so many teams a couple games up above .500 and a couple below, like probably over half the league," Nurse said.
"I don't really look at it that closely. So, I think that they've certainly got all the pieces and they've got depth and they've got experience and they've got everything; and I think they're among a group of teams that will continue to play better in the second half and get ready for a long run in the playoffs. They've got all the tools they need."