Milwaukee Bucks overturned a 2-0 deficit to level the NBA Finals. The Bucks won both of their home fixtures and the win in Game 4 might not have been possible without the defensive help of Giannis Antetokounmpo towards the end of the game.
An electrifying fourth quarter in the Fiserv Forum saw the Bucks overturn a nine-point deficit to win the contest. With only over a minute left in the game, the hosts had obtained a narrow lead following a mid-range jumper by Khris Middleton.
The Suns set out to attack with the score reading 101-99 against them. The Western Conference champions looked to tie the game with an alley-oop by the duo of Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Booker lobbed the ball across the court towards the basket as the center collected it in the air.
He looked to dunk it, but Giannis appeared flying out of nowhere to make the last-ditch block. The block arguably won them the contest as they went on to assume control and finish 109-103.
Giannis had also made a crucial block in Game 1 as well
The Greek Freak is having a tremendous series so far across both ends of the court. The former Defensive Player Of The Year had made a clutch block in Game 1 of the NBA Finals as well.
The earlier block resembled the one LeBron James made in Game 7 of the famous 2016 NBA Finals. He had to cover the entire length of the court to make that block while in this instance, he was just in the perimeter.
Following his 40-point exploits in Game 2 and 3 in the finals, Giannis had a quieter outing offensively in Game 4 with 26 points to his name.
Khris Middleton was the one who reigned offensively in the game by posting 42 points. Devin Booker notched a game-high 42 points and outscored the total of his teammates’ points tally.
“I thought I was going to get dunked on, to be honest with you. “But you know, going down the stretch, just do whatever it takes to win the game. Just put yourself in a position that can win the game.” Giannis said on the freakish block
“I kind of said, in my opinion, it’s the best block of all time. Obviously, we’re a little biased and you can talk about the LeBron [James] block [from Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals] as well,” Bucks guard Pat Connaughton said