Monday night's contest between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers featured, in a sense, the worst the NBA has to offer. Heading into the game, the 10-45 Bucks and 15-41 Sixers stood as the least successful teams in the league by a comfortable margin, with both set up for a late-season battle for the highest odds of winning the lottery. With stakes like these, the Bucks' 130-110 blowout win only added to the lack of drama.
Yet, as usual, the mere fact that NBA players were involved created a few notable moments. The first and most thrilling came from Bucks rookie sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has established himself as one of the most highlight-ready players around in just a few short months. A little more than halfway through the second quarter, Sixers guard Tony Wroten had what looked like a clear breakaway dunk. However, Antetokounmpo chased him down and challenged the shot enough to force a mess of an attempt by Wroten.
But the play wasn't over. Michael Carter-Williams had what looked like another easy lay-up, only for Antetokounmpo to recover from his post-challenge fall to stonewall MCW with a block. It was the sort of play that encapsulates everything that makes the Greek Freak so fascinating to watch.
It apparently had an effect on Wroten, too. Less than a minute later, Wroten missed yet another dunk attempt. Maybe Antetokounmpo's intimidation factor keeps getting more impressive.
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