So much space, so few dribbles.
After using four dribbles to go a measly 60 feet for a long-jump slam in the first quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo was back up to his old tricks in the fourth quarter of the Bucks' 101-99 loss to the Jazz on Thursday night. The 6'11" 20-year-old grabbed a rebound and proceeded to go the length of the court in just four dribbles, finishing with a two-handed slam past a hopeless Dante Exum.
The game might have ended in disappointment for the Bucks, but Giannis' line should provide a nice silver lining: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists in 28 minutes. That minute number probably should have been higher, but coach Jason Kidd curiously opted to pull Antetokounmpo and Brandon Knight right as they were helping the Bucks pull away in the third quarter. Instead of going for the kill, Giannis went to the bench with the Bucks up 75-64 with 3:36 remaining and didn't return until the 5:22 mark of the fourth, at which point the Jazz had tied it at 91. Another disappointing home loss for the Bucks, but another night of highlight reel plays for Giannis.