Off-peak times oblige, TrashTalk has taken the habit each summer of making you relive with emotion the greatest moments of the past season. Even in 2021, moreover, despite a summer that had then put all of our vital forces in PLS, but that’s another story. So we go back to our good old formula, we take a few steps back, a few months, and we remember that this 2021-22 season was crazy, from the first day to the last. Today ? We come back to a company specializing in the demolition of Lakers. His name, the Milwaukee Bucks and his Greek site manager, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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It is in a packed Crypto poincom Arena that the Lakers have the perfect opportunity to revive an already badly embarked season. In negative balance (26-29) while the mid-season is over, the Purple & Gold receive the Bucks from a certain Giannis Antetokounmpo for the second time in the year. Already beaten by these same Daims (109-102) during the “first leg”the Angelinos are counting on the return of a LeBron James absent in the first round to wash away the affront. Side Bucks, the troop of Mike Budenholzer calmly manages its end of season. The objective is clear for the defending champions: to be ready for the Playoffs. For this second act, the two formations are almost complete, giving rise to a match within the match. Giannis Antetokounmpo against Anthony Davis, the Greek Freak against the Brow. Largely dominated by the Greek during the previous confrontation, AD is expected at the turn. By having placed 47 points on the monobrow, Giannis had already confirmed this tendency to respond when expected. Players and staff greet each other, LeBron flies the chalk and the match can begin.
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The first action is a perfect harbinger of events to come. Just thirty seconds after the jump ball, Russel Westbrook leaves in drive in the racket of the Bucks, thinking of having taken speed Khris Middleton. You feel the next step coming, the Brodie rises for a lay-up but is quickly caught up by the patrol. Giannis Antetokounmpo spreads his huge arms and sends the ball crashing against the board. Middeton recovers and goes to score the first two points of the match on the counterattack. The tone is set and the Bucks can begin to recite a perfectly mastered score. Very active on both sides of the field as usual, the Greek Freak still shines defensively, this time against Anthony Davis. In isolation facing the Greek mountain, the interior of the Lakers tries to push his vis-à-vis the post. You’re cute AD but try again, Giannis absolutely does not move and even passes a few centimeters from the interception.
Annoyed at having eaten a wall, the Brow has an absolutely brilliant idea (or not), throwing a big fat fadeway of families hoping that it will work. Obviously missed, the Greek deploys his 222cm wingspan and sends a counter space on the face of an Anthony Davis remained unmoved. Worse still, the berserk from Milwaukee grabs the rebound, fires up his telescoping legs and rushes to the basket in coast to coast. Launched at full speed in the racket, Giannis goes up to the layup and crosses on his way a LeBron James determined to prevent him from scoring. To give you a more general idea of the scene, just imagine two freight trains hitting each other. The Greek Freak ends up on the ground but gets the fault, which does not please the King very much, who does not hesitate to let the referees know (surprisingly that). Giannis converts his two throws (weird that too) and replaces, the Bucks are racing in the lead.
The rest of the game is just a formality for Antetokounmpo, who literally rolls over the Lakers. Ultra-clean to shoot, the Greek will finally end the match with 44 points. It’s already heavy, but print well that this great patient will complete the meeting at 85% in shooting, including 2/2 behind the arc. Do you want more ? Add to that 8 assists (for no loss of ball) and 14 rebounds, and you have what is called a masterclass in the jargon. Dominating on both sides of the floor, Giannis will have totally extinguished an Anthony Davis a class below that evening. If the Brow still made its stats and finished in 22/9/4, its impact in the game is much weaker than that of its counterpart. The rest of the season will also confirm the setbacks of AD and the Lakers. Missing the play-in by little, the Angelinos will finally explode a large part of the EPAHD version group to rebuild a younger workforce for the next exercise. The Bucks, they will stuff Miami in the first round to continue with Boston then. The rest of the story, you probably know it as well as we do.
For those who still doubted it, Giannis has once again proven that he was present in major events. 44 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists on the truffle of Lakers totally helpless against the beast, we can say that the job is done. Logically elected DPOY at the end of the exercise, the Daim adds a nice trophy in his cabinet. Fortunately the NBA is an eternal restart and the Angelinos will have the opportunity to take their revenge next season. Expected at the turn of the next duel, Anthony Davis will have to prove that he is much more than “ADisney”.