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Hornets’ LaMelo Ball and Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo go off with a wild finish

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The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday and the stars came to play. Both Giannis Antetokounmpo and LaMelo Ball both balled out, leading to one of the wildest finishes in the NBA this season.

During the first half, LaMelo Ball showed off his ball handling skills. He cut middle and crossed over Jrue Holiday so badly, Holiday hit the deck.

Jrue Holiday is considered by many players to be the best on-ball defender in the NBA. You will not see him lying on the floor too often. The Hornets led by eight at halftime.

In the 2nd half, Giannis took his game to another level, creating a number of And-One scenarios. The Bucks outscored the Hornets 37-27 in the 3rd, taking a two point lead into the final frame. That’s where the fun really began.

The teams went back and forth. With under 10 seconds remaining, the Hornets found themselves down three. You can probably guess who took the tying shot.

Ball came off a screen on the inbounds pass and drilled the shot while falling down. Safe to say he was a bit fired up. That left just enough time for Giannis to answer.

On a beautifully drawn up play, Giannis got the ball in the middle of the court already with a full head of steam.

Giannis made his move and hit the short runner. The Bucks held on to win one of the crazier games this year, 127-125. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 40 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Meanwhile, LaMelo Ball showed out dropping a career-high 36 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Afterwards, game recognized game as Giannis and Ball exchanged jerseys.

With the win, the Bucks extended their winning streak to eight games are are tied for 2nd in the Eastern Conference.