Giannis Antetokounmpo starred as the Milwaukee Bucks sealed an emphatic statement win over the Golden State Warriors.
The ‘Greek Freak’ underlined his status as the early season leader in the MVP race, scoring 24 points and pulling down nine rebounds in 26 minutes as the Bucks thrashed the defending NBA champions 134-111 in Oakland.
Antetokounmpo opened his account with a swooping drive to the rim and finger roll finish before driving powerfully to the hoop for an emphatic second-quarter dunk.
Giannis’ impact on the game was not limited to scoring. His delicious one-handed feed set up an easy basket for team-mate Pat Connaughton. He also stole possession from Kevin Durant and then ‘climbed the ladder’ to block a shot from the Warriors star.
As the Bucks extended their lead, Antetokounmpo turned on the style, scoring from the low post, adding an ‘And 1’ dunk and Euro-stepping to the rim for a lay-up.
Click on the video at the top of the page to watch Antetokounmpo’s stellar performance in the Bucks’ blowout win
Thursday night’s results
- Milwaukee Bucks 134-111 Golden State Warriors
- Boston Celtics 116-109 Phoenix Suns (OT)
- Los Angeles Clippers 105-116 Portland Trail Blazers
- Houston Rockets 80-98 Oklahoma City Thunder
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