Bucks video: Giannis Antetokounmpo throws down left-handed jam over Rudy Gobert
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Giannis Antetokounmpo throws down left-handed jam over Rudy Gobert

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t beat the Utah Jazz on Saturday night in Salt Lake City, but Giannis Antetokounmpo scored an individual win in a frozen moment against Rudy Gobert.

This is getting to be routine for Giannis (if it wasn’t routine already): The Greek Freak finishes a power dunk with his left hand, rocking the rack with a combination of abrupt speed and dazzling power.

Giannis did this Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. He did this Saturday night in Utah against Gobert. It’s not a ho-hum feat, but Giannis makes the extraordinary seem ordinary.

This is the full Giannis Antetokounmpo experience, Mr. Gobert:

The Jazz did rally in the fourth quarter to beat the Bucks, 115-111. Milwaukee’s progression through a long road trip seemed to wear down the Bucks late in the game. Playing at a higher elevation and on the second half of a back-to-back stack didn’t help.

Yet, if the Bucks might have grown weary as a collective roster, Giannis seemed immune to the circumstances. He poured in 43 points to give Milwaukee a fighting chance. Those 43 points might have won the game had it not been for Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, who scored 46 points to carry the Jazz to a satisfying win at the end of a very productive week which also included a win over the Denver Nuggets.

Giannis Antetokounmpo won on Saturday night even when he lost. The Bucks didn’t get the dubya in the standings, but their best player forged the most memorable moment in an immensely exciting game.