At a critical moment in the late game of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo seemed to ignore our knowledge of physics.
The Bucks just led the Suns by two points with Chris Middleton’s jumper, but Phoenix did not leave. Devin Booker threw a perfect air relay pass to Deandre Ayton, who had no coverage on the basket.
With 1:15 remaining in the game, Ayton was only inches away from the equalizer dunk when Antetokounmpo, who had been covering Booker before passing the ball, jumped from a few feet away and blocked the Suns. One of the most dynamic offensive weapons. rim.
The Milwaukee team continued to win the game 109-103, equalizing the series with two games. The team will now return to Arizona for the fifth game on Saturday.
With more than a minute left in the game, this block might not be a game protector, but it excited the Milwaukee crowd and sent Twitter into a frenzy:
That block by Giannis may have won them the game
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 15, 2021
The Giannis piece is one of the best I have ever seen
-Richon Holmes (@Rich_Holmes22) July 15, 2021
Giannis’ blocking is one of the most incredible defensive tactics I have ever seen? The judgment to help, the rotation, the power of the person he met at the highest point of the jump, the timing, the power to stop Ayton from throwing the ball at him.
This is simply untrue.
-Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) July 15, 2021
That Giannis block is incredible. I cannot overcome it.
— 🦌 (@SnellSZN) July 15, 2021
If the Bucks win all this, they will always talk about Giannis’ block.
— Ahmed🇸🇴 (@big_business_) July 15, 2021
Some people are starting to compare it with LeBron James’s pursuit block against Warriors’ Andre Iguodala late in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. James blocked a layup that would have given the Golden State Warriors a lead. James’ Cavaliers eventually won the game and the championship.This moment is well known It has its own Wikipedia page .
Even Iguodala himself joined the comparison.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s shot against Deandre Ayton at the basket will be remembered as one of the greatest shots in the history of the NBA Finals. Since LeBron James blocked Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, I have not heard of Mike Brin being so excited. pic.twitter.com/rT9dA01oBT
-Michael Scottto (@MikeAScotto) July 15, 2021
The Giannis block against Ayton tonight and the Bam Adebayor block against Tatum last year are the two best and most critical defensive games in playoff history. LeBron’s pursuit of the block is clearly on the list.
— Joe Yasharov (@JYash) July 15, 2021
This is not even the first time Antetokounmpo block will be compared with James’ block During this year’s NBA Finals. There are at least two games to play, Antetokounmpo is finishing the defensive highlights.