Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated in the Bucks’ Game 4 victory. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

With the possibility of facing a three-games-to-one series deficit in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo came up huge down the stretch, making a plethora of key plays en route to a Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics.

In two of Antetokounmpo’s 27 total points, the Greek Freak threw down a vicious slam on Celtics’ big Al Horford, giving the Bucks a seven-point lead with just under four minutes left in the game.

However, the Celtics kept their poise and kept the game close over the next three minutes before finally taking the lead off a Jayson Tatum jumper with under a minute remaining.

Milwaukee responded, stealing the ball away from Jaylen Brown as he went up for a layup, followed by a beautifully run fastbreak to set up Malcolm Brogdon for a corner three-pointer, regaining the lead for the Bucks with just over 30 seconds left.

The Celtics tied the game again, giving Milwaukee the ball on the final possession of the game. Malcolm Brogdon threw up a wild layup attempt, but a clutch tip-in by Antetokounmpo gave the Bucks another lead with just seconds remaining on the clock, the last points scored in the game.

Milwaukee could’ve quite possibly saved their season after going down 0-2 due to the clutch play of their superstar, and now travel back to Boston with a tied series and all the momentum in the world. Even without marquee players in Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart, the great play of both teams continues to make this already thrilling series all the more exciting.


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