Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo gets away with blatant grab on Joe Ingles’ leg
Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles may be one of the NBA’s most underrated defenders for his high IQ and, sometimes, shrewd tricks, but Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo gave the Aussie a dose of his medicine Monday night.
In the fourth quarter of their matchup, Antetokounmpo tried to maneuver past two Jazz defenders, one of which was Ingles, on his way to the hoop. The Greek Freak failed in his attempt and lost the ball in the process, but the broken play ended up in a slam dunk by Thon Maker.
What led to the bucket, though, wasn’t just the dime from Malcolm Brogdon but also a timely trick from Giannis Antetokounmpo who grabbed Joe Ingles’ leg right in front of the referee.
Giannis grabbed Joe Ingles' leg so he couldn't play defense… 😂 pic.twitter.com/VgUXuNGqd0
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) January 8, 2019
Ingles looked at the official’s direction but there wasn’t anything left to do but move on.
The Bucks ended up winning the contest, 114-102, with Giannis Antetokounmpo delivering another MVP type of performance. The All-Star forward had 30 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks to pace the 28-11 Bucks.
Joe Ingles had himself a forgettable offensive night as he only managed to put up two points. He made up in other departments, tallying four rebounds, six assists, one steal, and two blocks. The Jazz were led by Donovan Mitchell’s 26 points as they fall to a game under .500 at 20-21.