Antetokounmpo did some serious work on Sunday afternoon.
He and his team took down the Boston Celtics in a wild, intense 101-89 Game 1 victory.
By doing so, Antetokounmpo showed he’s the leader of his team.
He also showed that he’s one of the best guys alive playing the game.
Giannis is 1 of 6 players to have multiple 20+ pts, 12+ reb and 12+ ast playoff games.
LeBron James (5x)
Oscar Robertson (4x)
Magic Johnson (3x)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (2x, includes today)
Russell Westbrook (2x)
Wilt Chamberlain (2x) pic.twitter.com/lFcKEg5QEj
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) May 1, 2022
The Greek Freak put up 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists – creating a triple-double and entering a prestigious NBA club.
Following Sunday’s success, Antetokounmpo is now 1 of just 6 players to have multiple 20+ points, 12+ rebounds, and 12+ assist playoff games.
That’s some fine company indeed.
The Bucks haven’t been even close to bad all season but they really started looking like possible champions again a few months ago.
Now that they’ve entered the postseason, they seem to be getting even better and better.
Antetokounmpo had a wonderful statline on Sunday but he wasn’t alone.
Brook Lopez showed his strength too, achieving 10 rebounds and creating a smothering Bucks defense that outdid the Celtics.
Boston just didn’t have an answer for Milwaukee and fans of the Celtics were surely shaken by Game 1.
If Antetokounmpo and his team continue to heat up, they really might be well on their way to another Finals appearance.
Antetokounmpo during the regular season is always something to behold.
However, Antetokounmpo in the playoffs is even better – and seems to be just getting started.