Nets vs Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo Responds to Kevin Durant’s Magnificence With an Epic Dunk

Published 05/02/2021, 5:08 PM EDT
Apr 10, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets are facing off against another Eastern Conference juggernaut in the Milwaukee Bucks. With superstar talents like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo this game is certainly a must watch.

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The stakes are pretty high in this matchup. While the Nets are trying to keep hold of their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, the Bucks are trying to make a statement with a victory against a stacked favourite in Nets. We might be looking at a potential Conference finals matchup.

Kevin Durant shows impeccable skills to get a tough basket

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Nets’ superstar Kevin Durant is undoubtedly one of the most skilled scorers in the league. After suffering a string of injuries, KD is finally back and has put up a string of great performances of late.

The 32-year-old has continued the same against the Bucks. Early in the first quarter, Durant and the Nets had the ball. With the shot clock winding down, Shamet passed it to KD.

Despite being guarded by one of the premier defenders in PJ Tucker, there was no stopping the ‘Slim Reaper.’ The 32-year-old with his impeccable ball handling skills took advantage of the matchup and shot a contested mid-range shot.

While KD might have toyed with Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo has also been equal to his rival. After missing the game against Bulls due to an ankle sprain, the ‘Greek Freak’ is making his return to the starting lineup.

In the very first bucket of the game, Giannis looked at his top form. With a classic pick and roll with Khris Middleton, the 2-time reigning MVP jumped above Durant and absolutely buried the dunk.

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The matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets is finely poised at halftime, with Milwaukee leading 62-59. KD and Giannis have also put on a show with Durant leading the Nets in scoring with 18 points, and Antetokounmpo with a game-high 20 at half time.

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Who do you think will win this matchup, let us know in the comments down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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