Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has made a living out of breaking all sorts of records through the years. On Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs, the seven-time All-Star marked another milestone in his career by dishing out a career-best 16 assists in their 132-119 victory over a Victor Wembanyama-less Spurs side.
By doing so, Giannis nearly shattered a 10-year-old franchise record, which was previously held by former Bucks star Monta Ellis.
Giannis Makes Milwaukee Bucks History Again
Just last week, Antetokounmpo dropped a career-high 64 points in what turned out to be a controversial matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Giannis isn’t going to be breaking that record anytime soon (which is by the way, the most points a Bucks player has ever scored in a single game) but Antetokounmpo made sure that he would set another one just a couple of games later.
Giannis turned playmaker against the Spurs as he showcased his passing prowess throughout the contest. It was Damian Lillard who was cooking in that game as he dropped a season-high 40 points. Antetokounmpo was more than happy to take a back seat to Dame (Giannis finished with just 11 points), but the Bucks talisman still found a way to be a dominant force in the game.
Antetokounmpo now has the most assists for a Bucks player since Monta Ellis dropped 17 dimes way back on April 12, 2013, against the Atlanta Hawks (h/t Gabe Stoltz of Brew Hoop).
For what it’s worth, the all-time assists record for the Bucks belongs to Ramon Sessions who dished out a mind-numbing 24 dimes against the Chicago Bulls on April 14, 2008.
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