The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to take their second win in a row when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center tonight. It will be a challenging task since leading the Bucks is Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Fans are anticipating a matchup between Antetokounmpo and LeBron James. However, the four-time MVP is not the man assigned to defend the "Greek Freak." According to, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is going to put Jae Crowder on Antetokounmpo. Crowder is one of the best defenders in the NBA today. During his tenure with the Boston Celtics, he guarded star players, including James.

He will continue to have this role now that he is in Cleveland. Despite Crowder getting the job of defending Antetokounmpo, there will be times in tonight's game when James would be in front of the Bucks star.

Praising Giannis

Before the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo received praises from head coach Tyronn Lue and Kyle Korver. For Lue, Antetokounmpo has improved and matured. The one-time champion coach stated that the 22-year-old is a "complete player" and he likened him to LeBron James.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers' Korver said Antetokounmpo is "unique." The veteran shooter believes the development of Antetokounmpo through the years is incomparable.

Lue and Korver have a point. Antetokounmpo blossomed to be an elite player in the NBA. In the previous season, he led the Bucks in all statistical categories as he averaged career-highs 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks per outing. Kobe Bryant, in the offseason, challenged him to capture the MVP award this season and he has a legitimate chance.

Antetokounmpo started Milwaukee's new campaign with a 37-point explosion in a 108-100 victory over the Boston Celtics last Wednesday.

Dangerous Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo is not the only Milwaukee Bucks player the Cleveland Cavaliers should worry about for tonight's contest. The Bucks also have Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton, who can score and pass the ball.

Brogdon is coming off a season that earned him the Rookie of the Year award, while Middleton is staging his comeback after missing the majority of the 2016-17 season. The 26-year-old was the Bucks' scoring leader two seasons ago. Milwaukee has Matthew Dellavedova and Greg Monroe as well who could be a handful for the Cavs.