Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo needs more offensive help from Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton in NBA Finals

The Milwaukee Bucks can’t ask for much more from Giannis Antetokounmpo than what he delivered.

The Bucks need to ask for more from guards Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton.

Playing in his second game since missing the final two of the Eastern Conference finals with a hyperextended left knee, Antetokounmpo had 42 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in the Phoenix Suns’ 118-108 victory against Milwaukee in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Not that Antetokounmpo can’t do that in the next two games at home in Fiserv Forum. He can. But it feels like the Bucks squandered a tremendous performance from their two-time MVP and a chance to win on the road because Holiday and Middleton had poor offensive performances.

Holiday scored 17 points, Middleton had 11 and they were a combined 12-for-37 from the field and 2-for-9 on 3-pointers.

Holiday and Middleton were outscored 54-28 by Devin Booker and Chris Paul and have been outscored 113-67 by their backcourt counterparts in the two games.

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