Giannis Antetokounmpo Dunks From Just Inside the Free-Throw Line

Bryan Brandom
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The Cleveland Cavaliers may have crushed the Milwaukee Bucks by 29 points on Tuesday night.

And LeBron James may have done some nasty stuff like this in his limited time on the floor.

But the play of the night went to Bucks point forward and former John Calipari wet dream Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Not five minutes into the game, the Greek Freak led a transition break and decided to take matters into his own satellite dish-sized hands by dunking from just inside the free-throw line.

The 21-year-old led the Bucks with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists. In the 22 games since head coach Jason Kidd dubbed Antetokounmpo the team's point guard, he's averaging 19 points, 8.4 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.8 blocks.

James was needed for just 28 minutes in his team's 109-80 victory, shooting 7-of-9 for 17 points and nine assists.

The Bucks outscored Cleveland 54-28 in the paint, but were no match for the Cavs' outside shooting—they connected on 18 of their 36 three-point attempts.

"It's my type of basketball. I love if the ball is moving," James said. "I could care less how many shots I get."

J.R. Smith was 7-of-11 from deep, setting a Cavaliers record for threes in a season. He's got 197 so far.

James congratulated Smith on Instagram, though it's not clear he knows Smith's is a single-season, and not career, record.


Congrats brother!! Happy to be there for every last one of them 3s! #FlameThrower #RocketLauncher #Swish

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