Giannis Antetokounmpo needed to make a choice.

This decision wasn’t about free agency or his future in Milwaukee, but rather help defense. With one minute and 47 seconds remaining on the game clock and eight seconds remaining on the shot clock of Thursday night’s game, the Bucks trailed by four. Lakers forward Anthony Davis had just caught the ball near the left elbow with Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday switched onto him following a pick-and-roll with LeBron James (34 points, six rebounds, eight assists).

Up to that point, Davis had scored 18 points and hit eight of the 18 shots he attempted against the Bucks. Head coach Mike Budenholzer had entrusted Holiday and a bevy of the team’s wings to defend Davis throughout the game. Antetokounmpo was responsible for Alex Caruso in the right corner. Caruso had scored a single basket on the night. In four NBA seasons, Caruso had attempted just 240 3-pointers but made 38.3 percent of those…





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