Top 5 Highest Scoring Games of Giannis Antetokounmpo's career
Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently one of the hottest names in the NBA. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Since his rookie season, he has been improving tremendously and he took home the Most Improved Player award in 2017 after averaging 22.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks per game.
He also led the Bucks in all five statistical categories that season and became the first player in NBA history to finish top 20 in all five of them. The 2-time NBA All-Star is carrying the Bucks on his shoulder and the team's success is heavily dependent on Giannis' all-round ability to impact the game.
Giannis started the NBA 2018-19 season in a scintillating fashion and has three 30-points game already, early in the season. In this article, let us take a look at top five highest-scoring games of Giannis Antetokounmpo's NBA career.
#5 40 at Boston Celtics, December 4, 2017
Stat line: 40 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists on 58.3% shooting
After defeating the Sacramento Kings at home, on the back of a strong performance from the 'Greek Freak' who scored 33 points, the Bucks were on road for a game against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics started the season red-hot and were boasting a win-loss record of 20-4 before the game.
Giannis started the proceedings with a thunderous slam on a fast break that got the TD Garden crowd worked up. That was not his only dunk because in the third quarter, with Boston up by 19 points and 7:55 remaining, he dunked one over Aron Baynes.
He finished the game with 40 points on 14-of-24 shooting, to go along with 9 rebound and 4 assists. For the Celtics, Al Harford and Kyrie Irving combined for 52 points on 21-of-34 shooting and the hosts cruised to a 111-110 victory.