Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to solidify his status as the most dominant player in the NBA, with another historic performance.
In the Milwaukee Bucks 117-108 win over the Orlando Magic, he stuffed the stat sheet with 32 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals on 8-of-16 from the field and 15-of-23 at the free-throw line.
Let’s dive into some of the numbers behind Giannis’ historic night.
62: Years since anyone put up these numbers
While there’s been plenty of 30-20 games over the years, Antetokounmpo’s performance stands out due to the sheer efficiency of his production.
He becomes the first player to record 30 points, 20 rebounds and five assists in less than 35 minutes, becoming the first player to do so since Willie Naulls in 1959.
According to @EliasSports, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 30 minutes played tonight are the fewest by any player in a game with at least 30 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists since minutes were first tracked in 1951-52. pic.twitter.com/rOdShPUQF3
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 21, 2021
3: Giannis’ career 30-20 games
With his third career 30-20 game, Antetokounmpo is now eighth among active players in 30-20 games, however, none of them achieved the feat in the short space of time he was able to tonight.
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15: Made free throws
The number that leaps out of the box score is the free throws made for Antetokounmpo with 15.
Once seen as a big weakness in his game, Antetokounmpo a career 71.6 percent free-throw shooter has made big improvements at the line in recent seasons, notably hitting 17-of-19 in his 50-point performance in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals.
His 15 made free throws tonight is the 12th time in his career that he’s hit 15+ free throws in a regular season game, four shy of his career-high which he has achieved twice against the Sacramento Kings (2021) and Philadelphia 76ers (2019).
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