Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo muscles his way through for the slam over Tristan Thompson, David Nwaba
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is an MVP candidate this season. There’s a reason for that, as his play constantly leaves viewers amazed.
He continued his brilliant play on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers when he fought through traffic for a powerful slam.
— NBA (@NBA) March 24, 2019
This play shows off everything about the Milwaukee Bucks star. It’s starts off by showing the speed and quickness of Giannis before he finishes with the power.
Even more remarkable, he did it against David Nwaba and Tristan Thompson. Thompson is an absolute unit and Giannis Antetokounmpo pushes him to the side like it’s nothing before elevating for the dunk.
The Bucks took care of the Cavs by a final score of 127-105. It’s no surprise that Antetokounmpo played a major role in that, finishing with a game-high 26 points on top of seven assists and and four blocks. He also led Milwaukee in rebounds with 10.
The Bucks are now 55-19 on the year and sit comfortably in first place in the Eastern Conference, 3.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a career year this season and is firmly planted in the MVP race. While it’s easy to put James Harden at the top right now, you can’t count out Antetokounmpo. He’s led the Bucks to the best record in basketball, while clearly being the best player on the team.
Antetokounmpo is also consistently putting out highlight reel plays. This one is just the most recent addition to the rapidly growing collection of eye-popping moments.
It will be interesting to see The Greek Freak and the Bucks in the playoffs this season. He’s already a superstar, but with that massive spotlight on him, he could become a global sensation very fast.