Epic Wemby vs. Giannis showdown leaves NBA world awestruck

Epic Wemby vs. Giannis showdown leaves NBA world awestruck originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Victor Wembanyama and Giannis Antetokounmpo put on an absolute show in San Antonio on Thursday night.

In their first ever head-to-head meeting, the two NBA unicorns lit up the box score and combined for several ridiculous highlights as the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 125-121 in a thriller at the Frost Bank Center.

Antetokounmpo went off for 44 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block to power Milwaukee's victory.

With the game tied inside the final minute, the Greek Freak stormed down the lane and threw down a thunderous and-one poster dunk over Spurs guard Tre Jones to put the Bucks ahead for good.

Wembanyama, who was celebrating his 20th birthday, finished with 27 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and five blocks.

His birthday performance included a behind-the-back move to set up an and-one dunk in transition and a denial of Antetokounmpo at the rim inside the final minute of regulation, among other absurd plays.

"[Wembanyama is] an unbelievable talent," Antetokounmpo told the TNT broadcast postgame. "Can score at will any time he wants, plays to win. It was great playing against him."

NBA fans couldn't get enough of the two-time MVP and the No. 1 overall pick going toe to toe:

Unfortunately, it will be a long wait until the next Wemby versus Giannis showdown.

The two teams have already played each other twice this season (Wembanyama missed the first game), meaning the only way they could cross paths again is in the NBA Finals. The 24-10 Bucks certainly look capable of making a run to the Finals, but the same can't be said for the 5-29 Spurs.