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Giannis Antetokounmpo Silences Knicks With Game-Winning Shot

Aaron Gash/Associated Press

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s dominance on the NBA continued again on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks.

Antetokounmpo finished the game with 27 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks on 10-18 shooting from the field, and his 10th made field goal was a pretty significant one.

With 8.6 seconds left in the game, Antetokounmpo caught the inbound pass from teammate Malcolm Brogdon, and started to post up Knicks forward Lance Thomas. Antetokounmpo then drained a fadeaway jumper for the winner near the top of the key, his first career game-winning shot at the buzzer.

Teammate Greg Monroe helped lead the Bucks to victory alongside Antetokounmpo, as Monroe chipped in 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals off the bench on 7-10 shooting from the floor in 31 minutes.

“I was patient,” Antetokounmpo said. “I knew I could shoot the ball over the top of anybody, anytime. I know he is not going to block my shot, so I just wanted to make sure I take the last shot.”

The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo is now averaging 23.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game this season.

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