Giannis Antetokounmpo soars to deny Jayson Tatum at the rim in Milwaukee Bucks win over Boston Celtics | NBA News |

Giannis Antetokounmpo produced a superb chase-down block to deny Jayson Tatum at the rim during the Milwaukee Bucks 98-97 win over the Boston Celtics.

Antetokounmpo’s highlight defensive play came with 5:29 left in the fourth quarter with the Bucks leading 85-80.

Giannis Antetokounmpo soars to deny Jayson Tatum at the rim in Milwaukee Bucks win over Boston Celtics | NBA News |

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Celtics guard Terry Rozier corralled a defensive rebound following Khris Middleton’s missed jumper and initiated the fast break, firing a pass downcourt to his open team-mate Tatum.

Giannis Antetokounmpo soars to deny Jayson Tatum at the rim in Milwaukee Bucks win over Boston Celtics | NBA News |

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The young Celtics forward looked to have an easy basket but, as he rose to dunk the ball, Antetokounmpo, who had chased the break, appeared from nowhere to deny him at the rim.

Giannis Antetokounmpo soars to deny Jayson Tatum at the rim in Milwaukee Bucks win over Boston Celtics | NBA News |

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Antetokounmpo stuffed the stat sheet to lead the Bucks to victory against one of their biggest Eastern Conference rivals.

Giannis Antetokounmpo soars to deny Jayson Tatum at the rim in Milwaukee Bucks win over Boston Celtics | NBA News |

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Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points with 13 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal versus the Boston Celtics

He poured in a game-high 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting and added 13 rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks as the Bucks improved their league-best record to 44-14.

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Giannis’ stellar chase-down block on Tatum.

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