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Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a battle for the ages and NBA fans were HYPED: "AD owned him", "Giannis is better"

Los Angeles Lakers v Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo battled it out on Friday night at the Fiserv Forum. NBA fans were hyped, as Davis and the LA Lakers outlasted Antetokounmpo and the Bucks 133-129.

Davis led the Lakers with 44 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. It was his ninth straight double-double, and he did it against the the two-time MVP. LeBron James also had a big game with 28 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, while Russell Westbrook added 15 points off the bench.

Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo had 40 points, seven rebounds and five assists. He also had plenty of help from Khris Middleton, who scored 17 points in his first game of the season. Jrue Holiday added 28 points, six rebounds and nine assists, but that was not enough to take down the Lakers.

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NBA fans were hyped watching battle between Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Anthony Davis (left) and Giannis Antetokounmpo
Anthony Davis (left) and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetekounmpo had the duel of the year so far in what could be the game of the year between the LA Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks. Davis and Antetokounmpo went head-to-head throughout the game, but it was the Lakers superstar who came out on top.

Davis scored the Lakers' last five points to put the game away, while Antetokounmpo was scoreless in the final three minutes. Nevertheless, fans were hyped to watch the battle between Davis and Antetokounmpo.

Here are the best reactions on Twitter:

"AD owned him."
"Giannis is better with all due respect."
@statmuse Giannis is better with all due respect
"AD better bro them 2 years was cool but AD healthy again."
@GIANNIS34MVP_ @statmuse AD better bro them 2 years was cool but AD healthy again
"Giannis plays like this every night but 1 in a 20 games night for Adisney."
@rnnl_jhn @statmuse Giannis plays like this every night but 1 in a 20 games night for Adisney
"AD fans gonna treat this like the finals."
@statmuse AD fans gonna treat this like the finals
"Refs feeding this man giannis and he still couldn't outduel ad, crazy."
@statmuse refs feeding this man giannis and he still couldn't outduel ad, crazy
"People really saying ad is better than giannis after 1 game what about the other games where giannis dropped 45+ on him."
@statmuse people really saying ad is better than giannis after 1 game what about the other games where giannis dropped 45+ on him
"Out played the consensus best player in the world on his home court and took the W on National TV. Statement win by Lakers and statement game by AD."
@statmuse Out played the consensus best player in the world on his home court and took the W on National TV. Statement win by Lakers and statement game by AD
"A healthy AD is unbelievable. We all forgot. Making the lakers fun to watch again."
@statmuse A healthy AD is unbelievable. We all forgot. Making the lakers fun to watch again
"Well when you live in street clothes 75% of the year you should be able to put up numbers like these?"
@statmuse Well when you live in street clothes 75% of the year you should be able to put up numbers like these?

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Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo head-to-head matchup

Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo
Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo were often compared against each other since they became superstars. However, Antetokounmpo might have surpassed Davis overall. Both have championships, but "The Greek Freak" has two NBA MVP awards.

Davis has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, while Antetokounmpo has been durable. While there's no doubt that AD is more talented, Antetokounmpo has been dominant. Davis is among the best players when healthy, with his latest battle against Antetokounmpo being proof.

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Davis and Antetokounmpo have faced each other 18 times in the regular season. The LA Lakers superstar has the edge over the two-time MVP with a record of 11-7. Davis is averaging 27.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.5 blocks in their matchup.

Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo is averaging 24.5 ppg, 8.1 rbp, 4.6 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.2 bpg against Davis. With both players still in their prime, fans will have more opportunities to watch the two superstars battle it out.

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