Saturday night's Game 1 bout between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks was not short on fireworks. Late in the game, Nets star Blake Griffin was involved in a bit of a commotion that resulted in a double technical foul.
After committing his sixth foul, Griffin decided to step over the brother of Giannis Antetokounpo, Thanasis, in a rather disrespectful move (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
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Bucks veteran Jeff Teague took exception to Griffin's antics and decided to confront the Nets forward right after the play. The pair got into a bit of a heated debate which resulted in technical fouls for both of them.
As Marv Albert mentioned in the broadcast, this move is eerily reminiscent of Allen Iverson's step-over on Tyronn Lue many years ago. The gravity of the situation was much different, but the message is pretty much the same.
Griffin was actually outstanding in this one, playing in one of his best games as a member of the Nets. The six-time All-Star finished with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and four triples as he helped Brooklyn to a 115-107 win over the Bucks.
Game 2 is scheduled for Monday night, and you can bet the Bucks won't forget about this gesture from Blake.