Video: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo throws touchdown pass to Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic in All-Star Game
Heading into tonight’s All-Star Game, Team Giannis was considered as the underdogs against Team LeBron.
Well, it seems that Giannis Antetokounmpo and company are out here trying to silence their doubters. They’re currently dismantling LeBron James’ squad 53-37 at the end of the first quarter. Team Giannis used their size to gain the upper hand early on, and plays like this prove that they’re more than just height and length.
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Antetokounmpo is putting on a one man show against Team LeBron. He currently has 16 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Meanwhile, his teammate with the Mikwaukee Bucks, Khris Middleton has 12 points off the bench.
Kevin Durant is leading Team LeBron with ten points, while team captain LeBron James has two points, three rebounds, and two assists.
It looks like the offensive weapons of Team LeBron are being neutralized by Team Giannis’ defense. Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Kawhi Leonard have only been able to produce a combined total of 16 points.
Although it’s still early, it looks like Team Giannis is trying to build a large lead heading into the second half. They know that the rest of Team LeBron can catch anytime, so they are making sure that there’s enough cushion, in case their opponents decide to make a run.