Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed excellent form as the Milwaukee Bucks sealed an emphatic statement win over the Golden State Warriors.
The ‘Greek Freak’ highlighted 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.
The Nigerian-Greek opened the scoring 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.