VIDEO: Zion Williamson caught Giannis Antetokounmpo napping on slick move
Two of the most freakish players in the NBA went head-to-head Thursday night, as the Milwaukee Bucks took on the New Orleans Pelicans. Both Zion Willamson and Giannis Antetokounmpo are basically walking highlight-makers, so seeing them face off is a sight to behold.
During the first half, Williamson made an effort to slash past Giannis at the top of the key. As Giannis was expecting the screen and turned his head, Willamson drove right by him and finished with a spectacular layup.
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Williamson made an effort to score easy opportunities in the paint. He’s been able to score the ball off the dribble and slash by defenders with his speed in size. He finished the contest’s first half shooting 11-15 from the field, with 24 points and six rebounds. Unfortunately for his Pelicans, Giannis had the last laugh with a hard-fought win, 129-125.
Williamson is averaging 25.3 points per game on 62% shooting, carrying the team on offense alongside Brandon Ingram every night. Williamson’s spectacular season has given him the privilege to participate in his first All-Star game in March. One of the most eye-popping parts of Zion’s game is his efficiency, as he continues to strive as he has one of the highest field goal percentage in NBA History.
The Pelicans are currently 14-18 on the season. The team is ranked number seven in scoring with 115.2 points per game. The second half of the season is where they will need to rack up some wins to change momentum towards a playoff push. New Orleans needs to see continued All-Star play from Zion Williamson to get there.