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Twitter reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s block of Deandre Ayton in Recreation 4 of Bucks-Suns NBA Finals

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In a pivotal second late in Recreation 4 of the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared to defy what we find out about physics.

The Bucks had simply taken a two-point lead over the Suns with a soar shot by Khris Middleton, however Phoenix wasn’t going away. Devin Booker lobbed a wonderfully positioned alley-oop cross to Deandre Ayton, who charged uncovered to the rim.

Ayton was only a few inches away from slamming down a game-tying dunk with 1:15 left when Antetokounmpo, who had been protecting Booker earlier than the cross, leaped from a number of toes away to disclaim one of many Suns’ most dynamic offensive weapons on the rim. 

Milwaukee went on to win the sport 109-103 to even the sequence at two video games apiece. The groups will now journey again to Arizona for Recreation 5 on Saturday. 

MORE: Full recap of Bucks’ Recreation 4 win in opposition to the Suns

The block may not have been a game-saver with nonetheless over a minute to play, but it surely electrified the group in Milwaukee and despatched Twitter right into a frenzy: 

Some started evaluating it to LeBron James’ chasedown block of the Warriors’ Andre Iguodala late in Recreation 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. James prevented a layup that may have given Golden State the lead. James’ Cavaliers wound up profitable the sport and the title. The second is so well-known that  it has its personal Wikipedia web page .

Even Iguodala himself joined in with the comparability. 

And that wasn’t even the primary Antetokounmpo block to be in comparison with James’ block throughout this 12 months’s NBA Finals. With a minimum of two extra video games to be performed, Antetokounmpo is placing collectively fairly the defensive spotlight reel. 



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