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How are the Boston Celtics guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo in their East semis series?

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When it comes to defending Giannis Antetokounmpo, the star forward of the Milwaukee Bucks, in a playoff setting, the conversation usually shifts from stopping the opposing team’s best player to one focused more on containing the Greek Freak, Antetokounmpo’s reputation for a nearly unstoppable assault on the rim precedes him.

And such has been the case with the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference semifinals series with the Bucks. Boston is using veteran big man Al Horford and reserve forward Grant Williams as the primary firewalls between the Milwaukee star and the basket behind them. But how exactly do they keep Giannis from scoring?

In a recent segment from the ESPN “NBA Today” show, host Tim Legler breaks down what the Celtics are doing to slow Antetokounmpo enough that they have managed to cling to homecourt advantage heading into Game 5 on Wednesday.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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