Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is set to tipoff tonight in Milwaukee, as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the top-seeded Bucks host Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors.
The Bucks are coming off a full week of rest, following their five-game series against the Boston Celtics, but Giannis knows the team needs to come out firing in Game 1. Speaking to the media at practice on Tuesday, Giannis explained that Milwaukee could afford to go down 0-1 against a team like the Celtics, but the Raptors are a different beast.
"Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine," Giannis said, according to ESPN. "But against Toronto, it's hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home."