Most nights a three-time All-Star would be expected to score at least 35 points, but on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with the rare feat: 50-point triple-double. It was his third in the past four seasons and tied for the third-most in NBA history.
The 30-year-old forward scored 30 points, dished out 14 assists and finished with a season-high 25 rebounds to help the Bucks pull away from the Nuggets 120-109 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The former Greek national team leader — who also has said he’s not even worried about his broken right thumb — now has at least 20 points in 17 consecutive games, which ties a franchise record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 1970-71 season.
“I think we’re playing well as a team,” Antetokounmpo said after the game. “We’re pretty confident right now and I think everybody’s playing well and we’re taking the steps that we need to.”
The win was the sixth straight for the Bucks and it doesn’t get any easier from here, as they visit Brooklyn on Friday night for the first game of a back-to-back.