Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on a hot tear over the last six games. He scored 42 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded eight assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal in a 142-129 win on Monday night over the Washington Wizards.
With the win, the Bucks improved to 10-4 on the season, and the Wizards dropped to 2-11 on the season. Antetokounmpo has been on a stretch where he has scored 35 or more points in the last five of six games.
Dating back to November 9 against the Indiana Pacers, he scored 54 points. Antetokounmpo scored 35 points each against the Orlando Magic on November 11 and against the Chicago Bulls on November 13. He only scored 16 points against the Charlotte Hornets on November 16 and scored 40 points against the Dallas Mavericks on November 18.
So far this season, he is averaging 30.2 PPG, 10.2 RPG, and 4.6 APG this season. His points per game is ranked fifth in the NBA. On Monday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo went to the free throw line 23 times and made 20 of his free throws.
In the last six games, he has also recorded a double-double in five of those games. Antetokounmpo is also ranked 11th in the NBA this season in rebounds per game.
Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Adrian Griffin Talks About Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Dominance
With Antetokounmpo having a dominant performance on Monday night, head coach Adrian Griffin talked about after the game about the way he is currently playing. Griffin told the media:
“Unstoppable. He literally is unstoppable.”
Antetokounmpo having back-to-back 40-point performances is insane. The fact he scored over 35 or more points in the last five of six games goes to show how dominant he can be on a night-to-night basis.
Giannis Antetokounmpo told the media after the game about his performance by saying:
“Left block, right block, transition, rim run, off the dribble. Roll, pop — just play random basketball. I think it’s harder to guard, harder for them to load up.”
The pick-and-roll game between him and Damian Lillard this season has been very good. The offense is ranked third in the NBA so far this season at 120.8 points per game because of how lethal Antetokounmpo has been.