Thanasis Antetokounmpo goes wild on bench to celebrate Giannis Antetokounmpo’s massive dunk
It was just another day in the office for Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the NBA or in the international scenes, the Greek Freak is always going to showcase a massive highlight throwdown.
Giannis delivered a perfect coast-to-coast dunk in the first quarter of Greece’s tournament opener against Montenegro in the FIBA World Cup. His, brother, Thanasis, went berserk in reaction to his younger brother’s insane play.
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Milwaukee Bucks fans are probably used to seeing these kinds of sequences from their Greek superstar. They were spoiled with hundreds of highlight plays from Antetokounmpo throughout his 2018-19 MVP campaign.
If you need to see just one play to give you an indication of how the Greece-Montenegro match-up went down, that particular play by Giannis probably encapsulates the game. Greece breezed through Montenegro with a convincing 85-60 victory on Sunday.
The Greeks raced to a 42-16 advantage at the half and led by as much as 30 points in the fourth quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo needed just 16 minutes on Sunday to produce 10 points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Georgios Printezis top-scored for Greece with 16 points, while Georgios Papagiannis followed up with 15. Thanasis scored eight points in 12 minutes.
Montenegro was led by Orlando Magic All-Star center Nikola Vucevic. He scored 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting for his home country.
Next on Greece’s schedule is Brazil, whom they will face on September 3, Tuesday. Greece certainly has high hopes for this tournament with the reigning NBA MVP leading the way. Giannis, likewise, is determined to bring his beloved home country its first ever World Cup gold medal finish.