WATCH: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Gives LeBron James a Taste of his Own Medicine With a Sensational Block

Published 01/21/2021, 9:27 PM EST
Jan 4, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after scoring against the Detroit Pistons at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have been perfect on the road in the games they have played so far. Hoping to continue their winning streak, they are visiting the Milwaukee Bucks. Can they extend their 7 game win streak against the reigning MVP and DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo?

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This is the first time the two sides are facing off against each other and so far, they have produced a thrilling matchup. Although the purple and gold are leading at halftime, they have their hands full.

Prior to this game, Giannis was heavily criticized for not taking the assignment of the best players on the opposing side. However, Giannis is getting the job done tonight as he is skillfully defending both LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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Giannis displayed his defensive skills in the first quarter itself when he swatted away LBJ’s close range attempt. Seeing LeBron running down the lane is one of the scariest sights for any defender, but that is not the case for the 2020 DPOY.

Along with being a defensive beast, Giannis is also leading the Bucks’ offensive side. He finished the first two quarters by scoring 13 points to lead all Bucks scorers.

Regardless of Giannis’ tremendous performance, the Lakers are running away with the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs LeBron James – Who will win this matchup?

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Jan 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

While Giannis is having an amazing game, Lakers’ LeBron is not backing down. He is scorching hot from the 3-point line, finishing with 17 points in the first half. Moreover, the Lakers are desperate to win this game as they were defeated by the Warriors in their last game.

However, one thing that the team needs to improve right now is their interior defense. They are getting completely outscored by the Bucks inside the paint.

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The Lakers and Bucks could meet up in the NBA Finals this year, and they would want to iron out all the weaknesses in their arsenals.

What are your thoughts on the game so far? Which team will prevail tonight? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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