Devin Booker gave Giannis Antetokounmpo a big staredown after dunking on him during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Saturday. Unfortunately for Booker, his dunk didn’t actually count.
The Phoenix Suns were leading the Milwaukee Bucks midway through the first quarter of Game 5. Khris Middleton had the ball stolen from him by Mikal Bridges, who passed ahead to Booker. A whistle was blown to indicate a foul call, but Booker went up for a dunk attempt anyway. Antetokounmpo’s foul still did not prevent the dunk.
Booker did not appreciate the foul and stared down Antetokounmpo afterward as a flex move.
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The officials reviewed the play and determined P.J. Tucker fouled Bridges before the pass. Nothing was assessed to Antetokounmpo.
What was wild was how loud the atmosphere was. Neither Booker nor Antetokounmpo seemed to hear the whistle, and both went hard on the play.