The Milwaukee Bucks were down big early in the first half of their Sunday matinee against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that didn't stop them from getting their share of highlight reel plays. First it was Giannis Antetokounmpo breaking the Bucks out of an early slumber with a monster left-handed slam over Serge Ibaka:
Kevin Durant then nearly matched Giannis with a facial of his own in the second quarter, but Miles Plumlee made sure that didn't happen by coming up with an incredible volleyball-style block at the rim.
PHENOMENAL volleyball block by Plums on Durant. Sideout Bucks. https://t.co/zEmneOOpJx— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) March 6, 2016
It's not exactly a conventional way to meet one of the league's best players at the apex, but Plumlee's two-handed blocks have been a semi-regular occurrence this season -- something that only 6'11" guys with 40 inch verticals have the luxury of trying.
Later in the game it was again Giannis leading the Bucks back into it, taking a feed from Khris Middleton to take one power dribble and throw down on Durant:
Giannis throws down on Durant. Length vs. length. https://t.co/TxLjE1eBZH— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) March 6, 2016