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Giannis Antetokounmpo flies past the Heat for a wicked double-clutch slam
- Updated: January 14, 2017
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Giannis Antetokounmpo flew on Friday night, taking off near the free throw line for an incredible slam against the Miami Heat.
After receiving a quick outlet pass from Tony Snell, the “Greek Freak” would push the ball up the court – examining his options on a 2-on-1 situation. Antetokounmpo didn’t waste any time making up his mind, taking a gather step just inside the free throw line before rising and double-clutching around Rodney McGruder for a nasty rim-rocking slam to give his team a 15-7 lead with 7:15 remaining in the 1st quarter.
The Milwaukee Bucks wouldn’t look back; dropping a game-high 42 points in the quarter on their way to a 116-108 victory.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 14, 2017
Antetokounmpo gave his home crowd a fantastic outing against the Heat, finishing with 19 points on 8-12 FG, to go along with 8 rebounds, 6 assists, a block, and a steal in 36 minutes of action. He was locked in from the start, setting the tone with a couple of massive slams to go along with his stellar play throughout the night. Alongside Jabari Parker, the Greek Freak has put their franchise back on the map; leading them to a 20-18 record this season.
He’ll look to continue his All-Star-worthy campaign on Sunday afternoon, when his Bucks take on the Atlanta Hawks on the road with tipoff scheduled at 3:00 p.m. EST.
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