WATCH: Giannis Antetokounmpo Forces Multiple Blocks to Stun the Suns Early in NBA Finals Game 6

Published 07/20/2021, 10:14 PM EDT
Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the fourth quarter during game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks, with an expanded Deer District to accommodate 65000 fans, ensured they created a historic atmosphere. Playing against a deafening crowd, the Phoenix Suns saw a crazy start to Game 6 with a huge Giannis Antetokounmpo block on a Mikal Bridges layup attempt. 

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It was Khris Middleton (7 points) and the Suns (7 points) in the middle of Q1 with the latter having wasted open looks. This was even more surprising given the Bucks had seven quick turnovers which their opponents failed to utilize. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his two massive blocks on the Phoenix Suns 

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The Greek Freak had sent tremors down the Suns’ spine in Game 4 with a game-winning block on DeAndre Ayton. In Game 6, he started in a similar fashion when he denied a transition layup to #25 Mikal Bridges. Take a close look at his defence-cum-offense as he picked G6 from where he left G4.

But this was not enough. The same story started the second quarter when Giannis Antetokounmpo started his minutes with 10 points under his name. The man again hunted the same DeAndre Ayton as he ruined an assist from #23 Cam Johnson. Watch how easy the Freak made that block look –

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The visitors made a crazy comeback that stunned the Milwaukee Bucks

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For the first 10 minutes, none of the Suns players had made more than one field goal until Cameron Payne did it. Just imagine a bench player being the point leader for the entire opening quarter, that’s how the Suns started. And in Q2, the Cameron duo saved the Phoenix side helping a 10-0 run that set the tone for the quarter.

In no time, the Bucks were 11-31 in Q2 with turnovers in double figures and the lead blown away. It was mostly because of the rotation tweaks coming from the impressive basketball mind of Monty Williams. He had not allowed much rest to CP3 in Q1 and then had placed Frank Kaminsky above Torrey Craig to install some surprising factor.

By the halftime, the Suns led 47-42 in a crazy turnaround. Which side do you think will take this game? Help us know in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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