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4 reasons Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are the true favorites in the East

The Milwaukee Bucks were the Eastern Conference favorites last season before they got stunned by the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs.

Despite that collapse, the Bucks should still be considered a favorite in the Eastern Conference this season led by Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Tucker and Portis can both play next to Giannis effectively, space the floor, and defend on the perimeter, giving the Bucks an extra element.

The Heat face a real uphill battle if they want to play the Bucks at any point in the playoffs and they were the team with the perfect personnel to guard Milwaukee.

They have no one to match up with Giannis in the post or on the break and they don’t have the bodies to build a wall as the Raptors did in the 2019 playoffs.

Jrue Holiday gives them an offensive element that Eric Bledsoe didn’t last year and they will have to take advantage of that luxury.

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