Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo goes coast to coast and challenges the Raptors wall with a poster
Peep the clip below by NBA on TNT. After getting the offensive rebound, Antetokounmpo went on a one-man fast break. The Raptors already had their defensive wall set up but the Bucks superstar was just too fast and powerful in the play. Instead of a stop, the Raptors got into a Greek Freak poster.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 24, 2019
The defensive plan by the Raptors against the Bucks this series is to put up a defensive wall whenever Antetokounmpo drives to the paint. It’s been effective in several possessions. Antetokounmpo either fumbles the ball or heaves up a tough shot. Other times he decides to pass it up to an open teammate — something that the Raptors would prefer rather than an easy slam.
But in the play above, Antetokounmpo decided to take matters on his own hands. No defensive wall can stop him in a fast break opportunity. From the looks of it, it an effective way to attack the defense. The Raptors’ weren’t fully set up when Antetokounmpo drove to the hoop. As he moves forward with the series, perhaps it’s good to take note of that. Attacking quick and early will most likely register two easy points.