The Greek freak Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career high 55 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 7 assists against the Washington Wizards. The Bucks beat Wizards 123-113 on Tuesday in a reverse fixture after the Bucks lost to the Wizards 98-113 on January 2nd.
The two time MVP recorded his fourth 50+ point game in his career. Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 20-33 from the floor, 15-16 from the free throw line. Bobby Portis records yet another double double coming off the bench scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Portis and Giannis are tied for the most doubles doubles at 22.
The Bucks centre Brook Lopez had a productive outing scoring 22 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, 3 dimes and blocking 6 shots. The big man has been one of the key pieces on the defensive end for the Bucks.
Kristaps Porizings scored 22 points, grabbed 9 rebounds. Kyle Kuzma records yet another 20 point game. Daniel Gafford coming off the bench grabbed 12 boards and scored 11 points. The Wizards star player Bradley Beal suffered a hamstring injury in the 2nd quarter ruling him out of the game.
Wizards played catch up games from the first quarter and never got a lead in the entire game. The bucks never trailed behind the Wizards. Washington was trailing by 12 points at half time with the scoreline at 61-49.
The Wizards made a comeback in the 3rd quarter reducing the deficit to 5 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Bucks had an 8-0 run late in the 4th quarter to seal the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has now scored 40 plus points in his last three games and is in the race of season MVP alongside Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic and Jayson Tatum.
Giannis Antetokounmpo stats in last 7 games
- 55 PTS – 10 REB – 7 AST
- 43 PTS – 20 REB – 5 AST
- 45 PTS – 22 REB – 7 AST
- 27 PTS – 9 REB – 3 AST
- 26 PTS – 13 REB – 7 Ast
- 45 PTS – 14 REB – 4 AST
- 42 PTS – 10 REB – 1 BLK
Milwaukee is 3rd seeded in the eastern conference with 24-13 record. They next face Toronto Raptors on January 5th and Charlotte Hornets on January 7th.
Washington is 10th seeded in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-22. They next face Oklahoma City Thunder on January 7th and the dominant New Orleans Pelicans on January 10th.