Suns’ Deandre Ayton throws down poster alley-oop over Bucks’ Giannis

Feb 10, 2022, 10:04 PM | Updated: Feb 11, 2022, 12:05 am




Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton continued his dominant night with a poster alley-oop dunk over reigning NBA Finals MVP and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Suns won the game, 131-107.

Midway through the third quarter, Ayton and point guard Chris Paul engaged in a pick-and-roll that sent the center rolling toward the hoop.

Unlike the 2021 NBA Finals when Antetokounmpo swatted the alley-oop attempt, Ayton slammed this one down with authority over one of the NBA’s most athletic shot blockers.

Ayton finished with a game-high 27 points on 12 of 14 shooting (85.7%) in addition to seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

The Suns center was also been called upon to guard Antetokounmpo, who was held to 18 points on 5 of 14 shooting (35.7%) and a plus-minus of -18.

This was not the first time Ayton has scored an alley-oop on that side of the court, however, as the “Valley-oop” was also slammed home on the same basket.

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