Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rescue block for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Philadelphia 76ers was just the latest of a number of times the Greek Freak has saved his team with his defensive prowess.
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While Joel Embiid has sparked much of the MVP talk this season, it’s two-time MVP winner Antetokounmpo who has dominated at both ends of the court.
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 with his offense, however, it was his game save block on Embiid over time that sealed the W for Milwaukee.
BLOCKED BY ANTETOKOUNMPO!! 🚫 pic.twitter.com/fu39nOgtaP
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 30, 2022
Officials initially ruled it a goalie, tying the score, but it was overruled after a video review.
“Giannis’ defensive instincts, his 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 amplified on 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 hit in a Game 4 NBA Finals win over the Phoenix Suns last season. You could see the defeat in DeAndre Ayton’s eyes after that one.
Earlier this season, Giannis had another game save block, stopping Robert Williams III on the edge, sealing a Christmas Day victory for the Bucks.
Time and again, Antetokounmpo has delivered the Spanablockita to save the day for the Milwaukee Bucks.