The Milwaukee Bucks took on the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night in a battle that could be one of the biggest of the season.
These two teams are trying to take over the Eastern Conference, fighting to steal supremacy out of the grasp of the Boston Celtics.
Either one of these squads could foreseeably become the best team in their conference and it all starts this week.
The game was a great one, another nail-biter that eventually ended with the Bucks squeezing out a win.
GIANNIS TOLD JOEL NO pic.twitter.com/KTtkovwvtE
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 21, 2022
Antetokounmpo blocking a shot isn’t anything new but Antetokounmpo blocking a shot from Embiid is something special.
Here you see one of the best and biggest guys in the league blocking another of the best and biggest in the league.
It was a battle between two titans and it was wonderful basketball.
The Greek Freak Strikes Again
This is what makes Antetokounmpo so dangerous to other teams.
He is able to put up shots quite well and his shot selection and perimeter abilities have improved over the last few seasons.
But at the end of the day, the man is monstrous down in the paint and can deny just about anyone else in the league.
It’s very hard to get by Antetokounmpo, no matter who you are.
He showed that he has the skill and the drive to win on Thursday night.
This season means a lot to Antetkounmpo and he has his eyes firmly set on returning to the NBA Finals.
He knows it won’t be easy and he knows the competition will be tougher than ever, from the 76ers and many others.
That’s why he wanted to start the season off with a bang – and he did.