Giannis Antetokounmpo throws down nasty left-handed slam against Toronto

Giannis Antetokounmpo wasted no time making a splash in Saturday’s Game 1 matchup against the Toronto Raptors.

With five minutes left in the first quarter, Antetokounmpo shook off Raptors forward DeMarre Carrol in the corner and drove past him for a left-handed slam.


As the broadcast team said, “Oh what a manly move!”

This isn’t Antetokounmpo’s first time in the NBA playoffs – he was there two years ago when the Bucks lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games in the first round. But since then, the 6-foot-11 point guard has fine-tuned his game: he has learned to use his 7-foot-3 reach to force turnovers, found his 3-point shot and punishes players on the glass.

At the end of the first quarter, Antetokounmpo had tallied seven points and the Bucks had zero turnovers. The 2017 All-Star is the first player to ever finish in the top 20 in rebounds, points, assists, blocks and steals in one season. He is the fifth player to lead his team in all five categories.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Toronto Raptors forward <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4632/" data-ylk="slk:DeMarre Carroll">DeMarre Carroll</a> (2). (The Canadian Press via AP)
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll (2). (The Canadian Press via AP)

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