Giannis: There's no need for Bucks to be in 'panic mode'
Feb 16, 2021; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after the Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors at Fiserv Forum.  Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo: There's no need for Bucks to be in 'panic mode'

The Milwaukee Bucks lost their fourth straight game Tuesday with a 124-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors. 

With the Bucks holding onto third place in the Eastern Conference, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn't think it's time to panic. 

"I kind of have a feeling that everybody is in a panic mode, which should not be the case," Antetokounmpo said, according to ESPN's Eric Woodyard. "We should keep improving, we should keep playing good basketball, we should watch the film, and at the end of the day, we've got to go out there and compete. When you come here, nothing can be easy."

Milwaukee's difficulties could be because of the absence of Jrue Holiday, who has missed the last five games due to health and safety protocols. However, the Bucks are 6-0 against the Eastern Conference's worst teams and 10-12 against every other team. 

With only eight games remaining until the midway point of the season, the Bucks will need to quickly figure things out. They'll face the Raptors again on Thursday before taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

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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