WATCH: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Tricks Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton and Scores a Ravishing Dunk

Published 02/06/2021, 10:36 PM EST
Feb 5, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


The beast mode is on for the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the Bucks’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the star forward looked dangerous and ensured that they took an away win at the Rocket Mortgage facility. The Bucks defeated the Cavs 124-99 and further stabilized their #2 position in the EC ranking.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

There was no moment in the game where the Cavs looked in control as they lost their third straight game and second against the Bucks. So what was the best highlight from their game tonight?

Feb 5, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (3) during the fourth quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his magic show

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Greek Freak pulled a David Copperfield on the court to trick Collin Sexton into believing that he was passing the ball. The young and athletic Collin has an image for stealing the ball from right under the nose, but that didn’t seem to work against one of the best in the game.

Giannis easily passed Collin as the Cavs 6’1” point guard became audience to Giannis’ punishing dunk on #31 center Jarrett Allen. Take a look –

Giannis did Colin Sexton so dirty 🤭🔨pic.twitter.com/QOtQSA5S6I

— BroBible (@BroBible) February 7, 2021

When Giannis Antetokounmpo is driving inside the paint, his opponents do not have that many options to stop him. He is a very prolific 2-point shooter, and it is ironic how his play near the rim is as good as his free-throw shooting is not.

The Bucks are holding on to a stable position

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Downtown has been one of the most consistent teams in the past two seasons, topping the chart both years. This year as well, they have enjoyed a handful of blowout victories and are gunning down their opponents both offensively and defensively. The game against the Cavs was the proof of this claim.

They led in every quarter in the game, even as they had a slow start to the last one. Jrue Holiday is turning out to be a rising offense star for them, and it is as if Giannis has finally found his go-to guy.

Against the Cavs, Jrue scored 20 points, 3 rebs, 8 assists, 2 steals, and a block to support the double-double contribution of the Greek Freak and another 20 by Khris Middleton. Andre Drummond was the only problem for the Bucks, but a performing starting five overcame that obstacle. The Bucks are now 15-8 in 2020-21.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Read AlsoBucks GM Reveals How He Was Nervous Till Giannis Antetokounmpo Finally Signed the Extension

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Sourabh Singh

1037 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT