Giannis Antetokounmpo put together an almost flawless performance in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 131-116 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The Greek Freak scored 44 points, while 17-of-20 shooting from the field. He also pulled down 14 rebounds and dished out eight assists.
A near-perfect night for Giannis.
44 PTS | 14 REB | 8 AST | 85% FGM | 100% 3PM pic.twitter.com/UvI7Ov7rLf
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 9, 2022
If you’re thinking that scoring 44 points while shooting that efficiently from the field is pretty rare, you’re absolutely right!
Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in NBA history to score at least 40 points, pull down at least 10 rebounds, and dish out at least five assists, while shooting at least 85% from the field. He joins Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in this remarkable territory.
Giannis vs the Lakers:
He joins Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history with a 40/10/5 game on 85% shooting. pic.twitter.com/fstikQ4Tz1
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 9, 2022
Additionally, he’s scored at least 25 points in 20 straight games, joining Abdul-Jabbar as the only player in Bucks history to accomplish that feat.
Giannis went OFF against the Lakers 🤯
He has now scored 25+ points in 20 consecutive games. The only Bucks player to have such a streak?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2x). pic.twitter.com/AepflFlmJc
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 9, 2022
Here are some more tweets on the ridiculous performance from Giannis:
Giannis’ 2 games against the Lakers this season. pic.twitter.com/i430AJpKso
— Giannis Wobtetokounmpo (@WorldWideWob) February 9, 2022
Giannis against the Lakers this year:
— ◼️ (@IndustryLames) February 9, 2022
Giannis dropped the easiest 44 points I ever seen in my life.
— Ahmed/Sad Lakers Fan (@big_business_) February 9, 2022
Giannis has dropped 91 points in 2 games against the Lakers this season pic.twitter.com/Hb6wsi4sAY
— Sam Kuffel (@SamKuffelWx) February 9, 2022
Giannis whenever he faces the Lakers pic.twitter.com/HudsEVDcGm
— 😵💫 (@philfanacc) February 9, 2022
Giannis has played the Lakers twice since LeBron went on camera to infer that Giannis can’t score.
Giannis has averaged 45 points in those two games. Don’t think for a second he didn’t hear this.
— Justin Wills (@itsjwills) February 9, 2022
The only way the Lakers can stop Giannis. pic.twitter.com/SpTfCoKRhy
— Alex Onaindia (@AlexOnaindia) February 9, 2022
The transformation over the last few seasons for Giannis is being a purely physically overwhelming force to an unstoppable force who will also dissect every part of a defense to get what he wants. He's utterly toyed with the Lakers tonight. At 27, he's just entering his prime.
— Kane Pitman (@KanePitman) February 9, 2022