Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, but the three-point play with 5.9 seconds remaining gave the Milwaukee Bucks the much-needed win of 119-116, in an NBA thriller.
It was a match of two giants, with the Greek phenomenon playing against LeBron James. The Cleveland star was hot, scoring 39 points as the Cavaliers made a furious fourth-quarter rally, only to leave defeated at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center.
The Bucks (16-13) put an end to a three-game losing streak overall and had dropped their past five meetings with Cleveland.
Eric Bledsoe scored 16 points for Milwaukee, which trailed 113-112 after James scored six points in a row late in the fourth quarter.
However, Milwaukee’s Tony Snell followed with a 3-pointer and Antetokounmpo added a 3-point play to help deliver the victory.
After the game, Giannis posted a picture on Instagram with a touching message: “I do it for my Dad, I do it for my family, I do it for my team, I do it for Milwaukee”.