WATCH: Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo goes wild after Brook Lopez’s massive slam
Giannis Antetokounmpo may have been watching from the sidelines for the Milwaukee Bucks’ pivotal Game 5 matchup against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday but this did not stop him from cheering his team on. The former back-to-back MVP went bonkers on the bench after a rare Brook Lopez poster.
Lopez took off from way out to flush this one down with authority (h/t Bleacher Report on Twitter):
Giannis LOVES this slam from Brook Lopez 😳 pic.twitter.com/yWTyhmfou4
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2021
It looks like Giannis jumped out of his chair to celebrate Lopez’s emphatic finish. We just hope he didn’t damage his hyperextended knee in his excitement.
With the Bucks without their superstar in game 5, guys like Brook Lopez will need to step up in his stead. It’s impossible to fill the void Antetokounmpo has left, and Milwaukee will need to put in a concerted effort to try and win Game 5 on their home floor sans their talisman.
For what it’s worth, the Hawks are also missing Trae Young due to injury, so much like the Bucks, Atlanta will also have to come together as a group as they look to re-establish their lead in this series.
The status of both Giannis and Trae Young for Game 6 and beyond remains uncertain at this point.