VIDEO: Darius Bazley puts Giannis Antetokounmpo on poster with monster slam
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley is not a name you’ll often hear in the highlights. But on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks, Bazley spiked one over reigning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Peep the clip below to see Bazley’s nasty slam. Antetokounmpo tried his best to catch up and deny the dunk, but Bazley just had the step on him coming from the three-point line.
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Below is another angle of Bazley’s monster slam on the Greek Freak. Props to Giannis for the extra effort. But no one was taking that poster away from the Thunder sophomore.
Darius Bazley, my goodness. 😤 pic.twitter.com/d7U35q26vY
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Overall it was a good game for Bazley as he finished with 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists. More importantly, they got the 114-109 victory over the Bucks. Justin Jackson led the team with 22 points while Al Horford had 20 points, and Luguentz Dort chipped in 19. The win snaps the Thunder’s three-game skid.
Antetokounmpo, for his part, had a game-high 24 points, to go along with 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. Khris Middleton chipped in 23 points while Bobby Portis added 21. But those numbers weren’t enough to take the win in OKC. This marks the Bucks’ third consecutive loss after winning five straight games to start the month off.