Giannis Antetokounmpo threw down the slam in the third quarter of the 115-92 win on Wednesday at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Bucks led 67-49 when Antetokounmpo received the ball down near the paint.
He backed down Griffin as a he dribbled toward the rim. He then backed off and faced him up, taking him off the dribble. Antetokounmpo took some more dribbles and used his shoulder to shove off on Griffin. He then elevated over the Pistons star, stuffing in a powerful jam on top of Griffin with his right hand.
But that was far from the only time Antetokounmpo got the best of Griffin. He also sent a Griffin shot into the stands later in the third frame.
“Blake Griffin is a great player,” Antetokounmpo told reporters. “He makes himself and guys around him great. It’s a tough matchup. You know he is going to get the ball a lot. You know he is going to shoot it a lot. I think my teammates did a great job … whatever he got tonight, it was tough.”
“The Greek Freak” scored 15 points and had eight rebounds and five assists in the win. Eric Bledsoe led the Bucks with 27 points.
Griffin scored a game-high 31 points and had seven rebounds and four assists for the Pistons.