The 2023-24 NBA season has begun, and the Milwaukee Bucks are off to a fantastic start. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, they faced the Philadelphia 76ers, and an outstanding performance by Damian Lillard helped them secure the win.
Giannis, known as “the Greek Freak,” is thrilled for the remainder of the season after the explosive performance by his highly anticipated new teammate, Lillard. When asked about Dame’s role in the team, he expressed his excitement by saying, “This is his team.”
Bucks Giannis thrilled by first win alongside Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard arrived at the Milwaukee Bucks after an epic three-team trade between the Bucks, The Blazers, and the Suns. The point guard had expressed his intentions to leave his former team, the Portland Trail Blazers, and was connected with a desired move to the Miami Heat.
However, things took a turn for good and he ended up with the Greek Freak. Giannis had previously expressed his desire to play with the offensive guard and had even said that he would choose Dame if he had to choose a player to help him win a ring.
Giannis was seen to be very enthusiastic in a video where he talked about Dame, he said, “ I believe in him, Basically this is his team and it doesn’t matter what people say.” After the match, the Greek freak expressed himself by posting a photo of him and Dame on his official X account with the caption, “Great Start.”
Damian Lillard’s 39-point debut propels Bucks past Sixers
The Bucks faced the 76ers in the debut of their head coach, Adrian Griffin. Damian Lillard, expected to bring significant value to the squad alongside Giannis, proved everyone right. The match was thrilling and closely contested, providing a treat for the fans. The final score was 118-117, with the Bucks securing a narrow victory.
Damian Lillard put on an exceptional performance, scoring 39 points, while Giannis contributed with a 23-point game and 13 rebounds. With the addition of Dame, the Bucks have already been considered favorites to win it all, and Lillard lived up to those expectations with this level of performance. Now, the question remains whether he can maintain this form throughout the season.
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