Giannis Antetokounmpo knows he's struggled against the Bulls -- and not just over the past week. But he put all of that behind him in the first half on Thursday, scoring 17 points to help the Bucks to a 53-49 halftime lead.
Giannis started early in the way you might expect: on the break. A lefty transition finish got it started, and he again turned to his left hand for an acrobatic and-one moments later:
GIANNIS SAYS LET'S GO! https://t.co/73aOtD177c— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) April 24, 2015
Those easy buckets appeared to give Giannis confidence from the outside as well, as he stroked a pair of long jumpers to keep the Bulls' defense honest.
Giannis with that Westbrook look https://t.co/D7vSic8F2Z— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) April 24, 2015