Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game-saving block for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Philadelphia 76ers was just the latest of several times the Greek freak has saved his team with his defensive prowess.
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While Joel Embiid has won much of the MVP talks this season, it’s two-time MVP winner Antetokounmpo who has dominated at both ends of the floor.
He finished with 40 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to lead the Bucks to a crucial 118-116 win over Philly.
The Greek freak didn’t win the game on offense though, it was his game-saving block on Embiid as time passed that sealed the W for Milwaukee.
BLOCKED BY ANTETOKOUNMPO!! 🚫 pic.twitter.com/fu39nOgtaP
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 30, 2022
Officials originally ruled it was a goalkeeper equalizing the score but it was overturned after a video review.
“Giannis’ defensive instincts, defensive skills – just another big block. He’s doing it again tonight. It’s just a special block.” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game.
The block even had Quentin Richardson bolstering the Hooper Vision stream with Jamal Crawford.
🚫 “Access Denied!”
– NBA (@NBA) March 30, 2022
It’s not the first time Antetokounmpo has saved a game for Milwaukee with a block — his most famous shot came in a Game 4 win in the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns last season. After that, you could see the defeat in DeAndre Ayton’s eyes.
Earlier this season, Giannis had another game-saving block when he sidelined Robert Williams III and sealed a Christmas win for the Bucks.
Time and time again, Antetokounmpo has delivered the spanablockita to save the day for the Milwaukee Bucks.