VIDEO: Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo freezes Nikola Jokic with 3-straight dunks
There is a reason that Milwaukee Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is nicknamed the “Greek Freak.” The two-time reigning NBA MVP simply does things that other players cannot, which apparently includes repeatedly dunking on Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.
On Tuesday evening in Milwaukee, Antetokounmpo managed to blow past Joki en route to a powerful slam not once, not twice but three consecutive times. Although Jokic is known for his offensive prowess and ability to get up and down the floor at his own pace, he is no slouch on the defensive end.
Giannis went by Jokic and dunked three straight times 😳 pic.twitter.com/2DaAr7fi1t
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 3, 2021
While the contest was still in its early stages when Giannis Antetokounmpo made the said dunks, it is still noteworthy given that Nikola Jokic is an All-Star as well.
Entering play on Tuesday evening in Milwaukee, Antetokounmpo and Co. were sporting a 21-13 record, good for third place in the Eastern Conference. While both the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets sit ahead of the always dangerous Bucks, Milwaukee still holds a commanding 3.5-game lead over the upstart New York Knicks, who sit in fourth place in the East standings.
Because the majority of the East remains way behind the trio of the 76ers, Nets and Bucks, it will be interesting to see how the entire playoff field ultimately plays out for this group.