Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo stunned the Knicks and the Madison Square Garden crowd on Friday with an end-to-end, block-to-dunk sequence that is worth re-watching from all angles. Milwaukee went on to pull off the 99-91 road win.
With a little less than six minutes remaining in the first quarter and the Bucks leading 15-11, Antetokounmpo tracked back on defense as Tim Hardaway Jr. pushed ahead on a fast break. Antetokounmpo blocked Hardaway's wild, spinning attempt at the rim and took off for the races. He used five dribbles, including one behind-the-back dribble to avoid Lance Thomas, to cover the entire length of the court.
Picking up his dribble near the free-throw line, Antetokounmpo took off from well outside the protected circle and soared in for a stretching right-handed dunk, as Cole Aldrich did his best to stay out of the poster.
[daily_cut.NBA]Thanks goodness Bucks coach Jason Kidd chose not to bench his second-year small forward. Antetokounmpo posted a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds. Khris Middleton added 22 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
Langston Galloway led the Knicks with a team-high 20 points and five rebounds. Thomas added 16 points and two assists.
Milwaukee improved to 39-40 while New York fell to 15-64. Milwaukee is currently the East's sixth seed with a first-round matchup against the Toronto Raptors.
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