Kevin Durant gets pissed at Giannis Antetokounmpo over foul in clutch moment
Tuesday’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks was as intense as everyone expected. Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo shared a heated moment late in the game, which pretty much epitomized just how much both teams wanted to emerge as the victors here.
Durant took exception to a hard foul from Giannis and the pair exchanged some words in a heated moment:
KD didn’t appreciate Giannis’ foul, and he made sure to let him know about it. This was also a frustration foul from Antetokounmpo after missing yet another clutch free throw for the Bucks. No wonder he put a bit of force on the foul. That also happened to be his sixth and final foul of the evening, so he probably thought he might as well make it count before leaving the basketball court.
PJ Tucker also got involved in the mini-melee, and we all know how the Bucks vet has a bit of history with Durant, particularly in this series. The pair nearly came to blows in Game 3, only for the Nets star’s bodyguard to intervene on the court. That’s an entirely different narrative on its own.
In the end, the Nets managed to escape with a win despite going down big against Giannis and the Bucks. It took a masterful performance from Kevin Durant, who ensured that Milwaukee wasn’t going to steal away Game 5 in Brooklyn’s own home floor.