A TRIO of huge defensive plays from Thon Maker has thrust the Aussie into the spotlight and helped Milwaukee Bucks upset Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs.
Maker started the game and only had four points, but a trio of blocks helped ignite the Bucks.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 15, 2017
One particularly nasty effort denied Toronto’s game-high scorer Demar DeRozan at the rim and sent the Bucks on the fast break, with superstar Giannis Antetokounmo bringing the hammer down on the Raptors with the and-1 slam.
It also sent Twitter into a spin, with plenty of love for the athletic seven-footer who was born in what is now South Sudan, but grew up in Perth and Sydney.
The No.10 draft pick helped the east’s sixth-seeded Bucks scorched past the Raptors on their home floor, 97-83 to take Game 1.
Thon Maker has 3 blocks in the third quarter. I swear, if Jason Kidd goes with Hawes in this half…
— Mark Karantzoulis (@MKarantzoulis) April 15, 2017
Thon Maker is a beast
— Best NBA Matchups (@NBABestMatchups) April 15, 2017
When Thon Maker and Giannis are at full power in a few years, my lord.
— Dom2K (@Dom_2k) April 15, 2017
Bruh the bucks got a Demi god in thon maker, and the Greek god with giannis. You can’t beat a team with 2 demi gods.
— Van eastling (@J_karre) April 16, 2017
— Raptorr (@Raptornian) April 15, 2017
Thon Maker, step for step with Kyle Lowry pic.twitter.com/WbcvbsmDov
— John Turner (@GrandpaTurner) April 15, 2017
Originally published as Thon Makers life tough for Raptors
SOURCE: newsnow sport