Giannis Antetokounmpo Destroys All Boston Celtics’ Hopes with An Incredible Game Sealing Block

Published 12/25/2021, 6:02 PM EST
Dec 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


Giannis Antetokounmpo reminds the Boston Celtics who the reigning Finals MVP and former Defensive Player of the Year is. He sealed the game with an incredible block which destroyed all hopes for Boston who could have gotten another shot. This is an incredible ending to an intense game that went right down to the wire. Boston led the game until the last minute.

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What occurred in the final moments of the game will go down as one of the most incredible conclusions to a game on Christmas day.

This is the incredible sequence that obliterated all hopes for Boston fans. They thought their side almost had the win. However, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champions showed the Celtics what it means to be clutch.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday come up clutch vs Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo had an impressive performance after his return from the health and safety protocols. Moreover, the duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum was having a stellar night as well. The All-Star duo from Boston had the reigning champions worried.

Dec 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) holds the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during the first quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

In the last minute, a steal from Jrue Holiday‘s attempt got blocked but resulted in a three for Wesley Matthews on the rebound. The game was not over yet since it was only a one-point lead.

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This is the moment when Giannis Antetokounmpo reminded the league of his incredible reflexes and rim protection. After that block, the Celtics failed to get the rebound and had no option but to foul, thus sending the Bucks to the free-throw line. The Bucks won the game 117-113.

Dec 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (23) celebrates after making a 3 point basket during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

What does this mean for Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics?

Consequently, the Bucks secured the third seed in the Eastern Conference with their 22nd victory of the season. They are now 22-13 for this campaign. Simultaneously, the Boston Celtics are now struggling in a play-in spot which is not where they would’ve wanted to be at the end of Christmas. This slip-up loss is their 17th loss of the season as their record moves to 16-17.

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Do you think Giannis will be able to power his team to the NBA Finals once again? If his form remains consistent, which it has almost always been, there’s no doubt he has the potential to do the unthinkable.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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