Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins Lakers Legend With Emphatic Single Playoffs Series Record

Published 08/30/2020, 12:39 AM EDT


Giannis Antetokounmpo is trying hard, harder than ever, to put his team into the NBA finals. This is the fourth consecutive time the Milwaukee Bucks are in the Playoffs. The closest they could reach was the conference finals last year. 

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It has been 49 years since the franchise last won a championship. This title drought could end if Giannis remains consistently freaky and continues posting insane numbers on board. In round 1, he already gave some memorable performances which got him a few records here and there.

Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Record Freak!

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The Greek Freak might as well change his name to The Record Freak, for the milestones he has been reaching over and over again. He recently had yet another excellent game against the Magic where he recorded 28 points, 17 rebounds, and 3 assists. With this performance, he tied himself with another NBA record from five decades ago.

Elgin Baylor is a Hall of Famer who played eight NBA Finals and won all of them for the Minneapolis Lakers (today Los Angeles Lakers). The man became the first player ever in NBA history to join the top five in four unique categories, scoring, rebounding, assists, and free-throw percentage.

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Now, Giannis seems to be on the same path with his all-round play as he’s extraordinary both in offense and defense. His MVP and DPOY status defines just that!

The Milwaukee Bucks counting heavily on him

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The Bucks have their power duo in Giannis and Khris Middleton. But when you compare this duo with that of James Harden & Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis & LeBron James, or Kawhi Leonard & Paul George, the Bucks fall short. Apart from these two, the team has center Brook Lopez who also adds some strength in them.

But they still rely heavily on Giannis, and a bad day for him cost them the game. Teams try hard to keep Giannis restricted to the lane and limit his free throws. The man is known for his unassisted dunks and is a fierce force in making defensive rebounds. His playoff figures of 30.6 points, 16 rebs, 6 assists, and 0.6 steals prove just that. 

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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