Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks fell flat out of the gates in Game 2 versus the Brooklyn Nets.
NBA fans are letting the Milwaukee Bucks have it after their abysmal start to Game 2 Monday night in Brooklyn.
Down by as many as 27 points in the first half against the Brooklyn Nets, the Bucks went to the locker room facing a 65-41 halftime deficit. Suffice to say NBA Twitter was not impressed with Milwaukee or their star player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who simply cannot keep up with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Nets.
Here’s a look at the reaction on social media thus far.
NBA Twitter roasts Milwaukee Bucks over poor start to Game 2
Milwaukee finished with 41 points in the first half, meanwhile, Brooklyn had 36 in the first quarter alone. What we all thought might be the best series of the NBA playoffs is so far seeming like a bust. Even without James Harden, KD and the Nets look next to unstoppable.
Of course, the Bucks can and do expect more from Antetokounmpo. The two-time NBA MVP and reigning Defensive Player of the Year struggled to contain the Nets offensive barrage in the first half. He didn’t offer much on the offensive end either, scoring just six points on 3-of-8 shooting.
If the Bucks stand any chance at all of coming back in this series — let alone this game — they’ll need a lot more from their superstar.