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Victor Wembanyama passes Damian Lillard with INSANE behind-the-back movement before dunking… but the Spurs rookie loses a 125-121 thriller to the Bucks at 20

  • The 2m40 Wembanyama waved goodbye to his teenage years on Thursday
  • But he couldn't save San Antonio from a fourth straight loss
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Victor Wembanyama may have tasted defeat at the age of 20, but the Spurs sensation still put on a show against the Milwaukee Bucks in San Antonio.

Saying goodbye to his teenage years, Wembanyama produced another breathtaking coming-of-age performance against the Bucks on Thursday evening, including a sublime move behind him in the third quarter.

With San Antonio trailing 70-61 at AT&T Center, the 7-foot-2 rookie first intercepted a Milwaukee pass before charging upfield and passing Damian Lillard with the slickest of behind-the-backs.

He then made no mistake in getting above Bucks center Brook Lopez and making the dunk to cut the deficit to seven points.

Although he was at his typically superb best that night, Wembanyama's birthday win of 27 points was not enough to save Spurs in a late 125-121 defeat to the Bucks.

Victor Wembanyama dribbles towards Damian Lillard

Wembanyama beats Lillard by one

Wembanyama beats Lillard by one

Victor Wembanyama pulled a crazy behind-the-back pass past Damian Lillard on Thursday

The Spurs sensation made the move and went on to ensure a loss for San Antonio

The Spurs sensation made the move and went on to ensure a loss for San Antonio

The Spurs sensation made the move and went on to ensure a loss for San Antonio

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 44 points to help Milwaukee to a big win in San Antonio, but only after the Greek-Nigerian star had a memorable battle with his latest rival.

NBA fans were left purring during the match between Giannis and Wembanyama, which saw the pair go back and forth with some phenomenal three-pointers and pieces of individual brilliance.

Antetokounmpo drew a charge on Wembanyama after hitting a three-pointer to tie the score at 118 with three minutes remaining before hitting his second of the game 34 seconds later to give the Bucks a 121-118 lead.

Wembanyama responded by blocking Lillard's layup and making a three-pointer of his own to tie the score with 53 seconds left.

He then blocked a dunk attempt from Giannis to set up a potential tying shot, but then passed on a controversial three-pointer to give the ball to Tre Jones – who missed from the right corner.

In the end, Wembanyama could not prevent San Antonio from falling to a fourth straight defeat.

On his twentieth birthday, Wembanyama had a memorable fight with Giannis Antetokounmpo

On his twentieth birthday, Wembanyama had a memorable fight with Giannis Antetokounmpo

On his twentieth birthday, Wembanyama had a memorable fight with Giannis Antetokounmpo

After trailing by 13 points in the first quarter, the Spurs outscored the Bucks 34-29 in the third and entered the fourth up 93-93.

They won the third quarter for only the third time this season, after entering the match with the worst third-quarter scoring margin in the league: -6.8.

Milwaukee scored 11 straight points during the first four minutes behind seven points from Middleton. The Bucks finished the first quarter 5 for 9 on 3-pointers.

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