Giannis Antetokounmpo backs struggling Jrue Holiday
Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo backs struggling Jrue Holiday

The Milwaukee Bucks are down 2-0 in the NBA Finals to the Phoenix Suns, and Jrue Holiday is struggling. 

However, Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't ready to hit the panic button just because Holiday has had a rough go of it.

"I know he's going to be there when we need him the most, and I don't worry about it," Antetokounmpo said of Holiday following the Bucks' 118-108 loss in Game 2, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. "He's a great basketball player. He's played great all year, and he's going to continue to play great for this team."

Holiday has been solid as a playmaker and on the defensive side. However, he has struggled to score through two games, totaling just 27 points on 11-of-35 shooting (31.4%).

The 31-year-old isn't the only member of Milwaukee's supporting cast who's currently struggling. Khris Middleton scored just 11 points in Game 2, while Brook Lopez had eight points. 

The Bucks have already fought back from a 2-0 deficit this postseason, defeating the heavily favored Brooklyn Nets in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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