Video: Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe finds Giannis Antetokounmpo in transition with the alley-oop
The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a strong start in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe gave their fans a treat early in the game with a highlight reel.
Obviously energized by the loud crowd inside the Fiserv Forum, Bledsoe and Antetokounmpo connected on an alley-oop early in the first period.
Bledsoe received a pass from Malcolm Brogdon, and he threw a lob pass to Antetokounmpo, who finished the play with a two-handed jam, putting their fans into their feet.
Giannis at the rim 😤 pic.twitter.com/7kCBQH95Bd
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 24, 2019
The alley-oop gave the Bucks a 16-4 lead less than four minutes into the game. The Bucks ended the first quarter with a 32-22 lead, getting an early momentum in the pivotal Game 5.
Bledsoe led the Bucks with nine points in the first period, while Antetokounmpo had four points, five assists, and two rebounds.
The Bucks needed the strong start they had, as their spirits were likely broken by the two consecutive defeats in Toronto. The Bucks won convincingly in the first two games of the series, but Toronto returned the favor in the next two games.
The winner of the series will set a date with the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals.