Video: Kevin Durant fakes out Giannis Antetokounmpo all the way back to Greece
You reach, I teach. That’s exactly what Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant had in mind when he faked Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo out of his shoes on Friday night at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
With the Warriors up 49-45 and a little more than five minutes left to go in the second quarter, Durant reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a nasty shot fake against Antetokounmpo, who took the bait. Durant then proceeded to throw down a powerful one-handed dunk with the Bucks’ star in his wake.
A video of the play, which was then posted on the NBA’s official Twitter account, can be viewed in all of its glory below:
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For the Warriors, who had a 14-point lead over the Bucks at halftime, let the game get a little out of control in the third quarter as Milwaukee stormed back to take a two-point lead at the end of three quarters. Luckily, Durant and the Warriors immediately woke back up and were able to slam the door shut on the Bucks in the fourth quarter en route to a key 108-94 road victory on Friday night.
Even without the services of two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry for the second straight game, Durant and the Warriors (34-9) were able to put together an impressive performance down the stretch and outscore the Bucks 28-12 in the fourth quarter.
Durant led all scorers on the night with 26 points on 12-of-20 shots from the field, six assists, and six rebounds. For the Bucks, Antetokounmpo had 23 points of his own to go along with seven boards and four assists.