Despite Bucks getting knocked out, Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first player in NBA history to secure a 200-100-50 feat

Despite losing against Boston Celtics, Giannis Antetokounmpo earned huge respect from NBA fraternity with missive performance in series.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks

Though it was doomsday for Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged as the sole warrior against Boston Celtics. He became the 1st player in NBA’s history to score 200 points, grab 100 rebounds, and make 50 assists in a playoff series.  

clearly shows and signifies why Milwaukee Bucks likes to trust their megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo for a reason. After delivering the 2021 NBA title, the Greek Freak was on course to surge in the 2022 playoffs too. Giannis not only led the team on very important stats in the game, but he led among the entire NBA. The overall performance at both ends of the floor makes Giannis a formidable and dominating force in the league. He mostly single-handedly carried Milwaukee to the 2022 playoffs, but kept them alive in many games despite adversities. In recent series loss against Boston Celtics, Giannis became 1st player to score 200+ points, with 100+ rebounds and 50+ assists in NBA History.

Playing without any star player and for most minutes in the season – at highest level is not an easy task. But the two-time MVP enforced his will over his body and stretched limits to carry the defending champions in 2022.

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs Boston Celtics

Glimpse of 2021 Finals Winner and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo
Glimpse of 2021 Finals Winner and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bucks Marquee player Giannis attempted 27 or more shots in a total of seven playoff games over the course of his career. Interestingly five of those games came in the 2022 Conference Semifinal games against the Celtics. It Emphasizes the importance of the offensive load he had to carry in order to overcome the challenge from the “other Greens of the League”. Having lost Khris Middleton to injury, Giannis was adamant to not give up. He did everything he could; to topple 17-time NBA Champions Celtics.

For the series, Giannis tallied a total of 237 points (for an average of 33.9 per game), 103 rebounds (14.7 per game), and 50 assists (7.1 per game). The mammoth performance handed him huge praise and the top spot in players’ ratings at the moment.

But these efforts were just enough to keep Bucks in the series, which they led after every Celtics leveling attempt. With the loss in Game 7 to Boston on Sunday, Antetokounmpo could only enjoy his personal best performance which was rather wasted by his teammates. 

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Greek-Best productions in 2022 playoffs

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee Bucks

As per ESPN, Antetokounmpo is the first player in NBA history to post 200 points, 100 rebounds, and 50 assists in a single series. His series average against the Celtics was around 34 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists. In addition to that, he gave a staggering performance in the 2022 playoffs by averaging 31.67 points, 14.1 rebounds and 6.75 assists across the 12 playoff games his Bucks played – becoming the only player to average a 31-14-6 line across an entire postseason in NBA.

Looking at the Masterclass by Giannis this postseason, he leads all NBA in points and rebounds this postseason. He is also in the top 5 for average assists this term around – highlighting improvement in the overall performance of a 26-years old athlete. With many former NBA Stars getting older, and “mind boggling” performances from Giannis, he might just be the best player in the BA right now – despite losing the NBA title. His individual excellence seems to have created a new consensus and would be on the rise as the seasons progresses.

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