TORONTO, ONT (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks will take their 7-and-29 record to Toronto tonight.
Rookie forward Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to be one of the team's few bright spots. The league's youngest player, at age 19, had 13 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday night during Milwaukee's 101-85 loss at Oklahoma City.
Antetokounmpo played his way into the Bucks' starting lineup early in the season, amid a flurry of injuries. And he has stayed there as the result of his hard play. Bucks' coach Larry Drew says Antetokounmpo and Larry Sanders are the most energetic players on a team that's badly in need of a boost.
Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant called the young forward from Greece "sneaky athletic" and "quick." Antetokounmpo scored just two points in his previous three games -- and he got frustrated after being pushed around by a wider body, Phoenix forward P-J Tucker.
Drew called that a good thing. He said Antetokounmpo needs to learn to play more balanced against some of the N-B-A's larger players. -1/13-