Giannis Antetokounmpo stressed the need for Milwaukee to win Game 1 against Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors because it's hard to climb out of that hole. Boston, on the other hand, isn't that hard to come back against.
Giannis: “Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine; but against Toronto, it's hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home.”— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) May 14, 2019
Then again, it's easy to come back from a 1-0 hole when you're 6-foot-11 and can dunk from the free throw line on a consistent basis.
Giannis, Khris Middleton, and the Bucks went nuclear in that series against the Celtics, winning four straight games while averaging an even 30.0 points per contest in that span. If he did this to a Brad Stevens defense, what could he do against Toronto?
Boston and Toronto both allowed 108 points per game. If Giannis was able to carve up the Celtics without breaking a sweat, this could get ugly if Toronto isn't on their A game.
And then they'll become a punchline once he's done with them.