NBA: Bucks poised to trample Eastern Conference as season resumes – Reuters

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(Reuters) – Playing on a single site away from fans in a quarantine setting, teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) face plenty of unknowns as the league restarts its season this week.

FILE PHOTO: Basketball – NBA – Charlotte Hornets v Milwaukee Bucks – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – January 24, 2020 Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

At least one thing, however, is not in doubt – the Milwaukee Bucks own the Eastern Conference.

One of the league’s top scorers and rebounders, forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has waged an MVP campaign with only one clear rival – Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James – headlining a Bucks roster that entered the COVID-19 hiatus with a 53-12 record, atop the conference standings.

The 25-year-old took a hard fall during a March matchup against the Lakers, but what was feared to be a major knee injury proved only a minor joi