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Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes History In Bucks-Clippers Game On Thursday Night

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo added onto his MVP resume this season with a historic performance against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

This season’s MVP race is going to be one of the tightest races in the history of the NBA and Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to build his case for this year’s end-of-season award with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Trailing by as many as 21 points on Thursday night at home against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Bucks never gave up in the second-half and specifically, Antetokounmpo did not give up.

Finishing the game with 54 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists, Giannis accounted for over half his team’s total points to give the Bucks a 106-105 come from behind victory over the Clippers.

Milwaukee is now 35-17 on the season, just two games back of the 1-seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference, and Antetokounmpo continues to write his name in this league’s history books, as well as the team’s history books.

With this monster performance against Los Angeles, Giannis Antetokounmpo joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in Milwaukee Bucks’ history to have three or more 50-point games in a season, as Abdul-Jabbar had five such games during the 1971-72 season.

Over his last four games, Giannis is now averaging 44.8 points and 15.3 rebounds per game and he has now scored at least 50 points in two of his last three games.

According to Scott Grodsky from CBS 58, Antetokounmpo is the fifth player in the last 40 years to have at least 50 points and 19 rebounds in a game, joining Luka Doncic, Anthony Davis, Chris Webber and Shaquille O’Neal.

There is no other way to put it… Giannis Antetokounmpo has been dominant for the Bucks this season.

He is still one of the best players in the entire league and the scary thing is that Antetokounmpo is only 28-years-old and just now entering the peak years of his career.

The Bucks have two other All-Star quality players in Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, but without Giannis Antetokounmpo, they are not the force that they have been in the Eastern Conference and he is the reason why they have a chance to win another title this season.

Giannis and the Bucks will be back in action on Saturday night when the Miami Heat come to town. 

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