VIDEO: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo forces turnover, takes off from free-throw line for the Statue of Liberty
Antetokounmpo forced the turnover on Chris Paul and ran down on the offensive end for the Statue of Liberty dunk from near the free-throw line.
GIANNIS. MEAN 😤 pic.twitter.com/UVmmysxKeA
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 11, 2019
The reigning MVP finished with a monster double-double: 35 points and 16 rebounds. More importantly, he guided the Bucks to a 121-119 win over the Thunder.
Eric Bledsoe chipped in 25 points and nine assists, while Brook Lopez had 15 markers.
The Bucks have improved to 7-3 in the young season. They seem to be picking up where they left off last year. To recall, they notched 60 wins in the 2018-19 season for the best regular-season record in the league.
In the process, Antetokounmpo was crowned MVP, Mike Budenholzer was named Coach of the Year, and general manager Jon Horst was named Executive of the Year. Though they were booted out in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games by the Toronto Raptors, the 2018-19 season established the Bucks as a legitimate title contender.
This season, the goal remains the same for the Bucks: win that elusive NBA title. Though lots of teams have beefed up their roster, not a single soul is doubting the Bucks’ chances this year.