The mood inside the Milwaukee Bucks' locker room was "kind of quiet," according to newcomer Bobby Portis, following a 124-113 loss to the visiting Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
But although reigning back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo acknowledged some frustration after the Bucks' fourth straight loss, he said there's no reason for the team not to stay focused and calm.
"I kind of have a feeling that everybody is in a panic mode, which should not be the case," said Antetokounmpo, who had 34 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals in defeat. "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."
Once again, the Bucks' Achilles' heel proved to be the fourth quarter, when they were outscored 12-4 in the final five minutes.