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Giannis Antetokounmpo: “We know how it feels to be down and we don’t want to go back there”

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The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the best teams in the league for the past two seasons, entering the playoffs as the number one seed in the East. However, it was a rough start this season, especially with more teams getting better in the Eastern Conference.

Recently, Milwaukee broke a five-game losing streak and won four straight games to climb up the standings. According to reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the difficult stretch is good because it makes the team better.

“It’s good when you face adversity. That’s when you get better. We lost five in a row. We know how it feels to be down and we don’t want to go back there,” Antetokounmpo said.

“We want to keep getting better every game. As you said, last two years we were beating teams by 15 by 20 by 30 but at the end of the day that did not make us better. I think that when you get in the game every single night and it’s a dog fight, you fight to win it helps you in the long run.”

The Bucks are currently third in the Eastern Conference with 20 wins and 13 losses, behind the Brooklyn Nets (22-12) and the Philadelphia 76ers (22-11).

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