Giannis Antetokounmpo on Mario Hezonja stepover: ‘I’m going to punch him in the nuts next time’

Associated Press

Mario Hezonja had the most talked about play in the NBA Saturday. The Knick got a steal on a tip back, raced out in transition, then threw down the dunk just before Giannis Antetokounmpo could pull off a chase-down block.

Then Hezonja stared down and stepped over the Greek Freak.

Antetokounmpo was ticked off after the game.

Okay then.

By the way, here was Hezonja’s comment on the dunk (not Antetokiunmpo’s reaction to it):

Antetokounmpo was making plays during the game — he had 33 points and 19 boards. It just wasn’t enough, the Knicks came back from 16 down and pulled off the upset at the Garden 136-134 in overtime.

These teams meet again on Christmas Day, again at Madison Square Garden. Just a suggestion, put Antetokounmpo on your daily fantasy team that day. He’s going to be a man on a mission.