Giannis Antetokounmpo is in unstoppable form right now, after he helped guide the Milwaukee Bucks to NBA Eastern Conference semi-final victory against the Brooklyn Nets.
With 40 points in Saturday’s 115-111 decider against the Nets, the ‘Greek Freak’ is showing signs he can help the Bucks go all the way to the NBA title this season.
Antetokounmpo Sees Off Brooklyn Stars
In a thrilling encounter at the Barclays Center, it was Antetokounmpo who managed to guide the Bucks to victory in overtime.
Kevin Durant was the top scorer in the game with an impressive 48, but he was unable to take the Nets through to the Eastern Conference final.
Sixers Out to Set Up Bucks Battle
Either the Philadelphia 76ers or the Atlanta Hawks will meet the Bucks in the Eastern Conference final, and Philly seem to have the momentum going into Game 7 in the early hours of Monday morning.
It was star man Joel Embiid who managed to score 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the Sixers rallied for a 104-99 win in Game 6.
A Shootout in the West
The battle for the Western Conference title is already set to begin, with the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers preparing to go head to head in Game 1 on Sunday.
It looks set to be a mouthwatering contest between two teams that are reaching their peak form this season.
The Clippers secured the bragging rights during the regular season, coming out on top 2-1 in their three encounters with the Suns.
But little can be read into those results, with their last meeting coming back in April.
Paul George, Terance Mann, Reggie Jackson and Patrick Beverley have been forced to step up for the Clippers of late in the absence of the injured Kawhi Leonard to make it this far.
LA will be battle-hardened from their series win over Utah Jazz, and now all eyes are on this upcoming showdown with the Suns.
Looking at the handicap market for this opener of the series, the Clippers are
25/28 to come out on top with +4 start.
*All odds correct at time of writing.