The results are what they are, however, and they have fallen four games behind Philadelphia for the No. seed and three games behind Brooklyn for the No. seed.
The Milwaukee Bucks signed rookie forward Mamadi Diakite to a multi-year NBA contract Wednesday. Diakite, 24, originally signed a two-way deal with the Bucks on Nov. 24 after he went undrafted. After a sensational season in the NBA G League, he has averaged 2.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 8.6 minutes in 11 games with Milwaukee.
At that point, it’s incumbent upon Forbes to set a screen for Giannis diving along the baseline. It deters Hill enough that he gets a bit deterred, but more importantly it allows Giannis to get real deep underneath the basket on Middleton’s side. It’s a needle thread of a lob though, with just enough air to get it into Antetokounmpo’s awaiting arms.