The Spurs returned to the hardwood on Thursday for a midday scrimmage with the Bucks, and while the league-leading Eastern Conference powerhouse blew out the Silver and Black, the best play of the game came in the closing moments of the contest on a basket that didn’t count.
Second-year center Drew Eubanks elevated just outside of the restricted area after a beautiful feed from Lonnie Walker IV, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo made the unfortunate business decision to contest the 245-pound big man at the rim and landed on his backside after a monstrous jam. Live (or re-live) the moment in the exceptional video below:
Wobvestigation: the story of Drew Eubanks' poster dunk on Thanasis Antetokounmpo pic.twitter.com/INNFb5mSID— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) July 24, 2020
Though the posterization of the eldest Antetokounmpo brother gave Spurs fans a reason to celebrate at the end of an otherwise sloppy team performance, referee Mark Davis blew his whistle for an offensive foul, erasing a pair of points off the board.
Not only did Eubanks’ thunderous throwdown count towards San Antonio’s 22nd and final turnover of the afternoon, but it also registered as the first technical foul of the bubble, earning the Bucks a trip to the charity stripe for an apparent taunting violation.
No hard feelings though, Thansasis and Drew exchanged a few friendly words and dapped up after the exhibition outing. Plus, Sterling Brown bricked the technical free throw, so I suppose karma gave a nod to the Spurs in this exciting yet bizarre sequence.