November 19, (THEWILL) – Giannis Antetokounmpo etched his name into the NBA history books last night, becoming the youngest player to ever record over 16,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists in his illustrious career. The 28-year-old Greek superstar, accomplished the feat during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 132-125 victory against the Dallas Mavericks.
Antetokounmpo was simply sensational, pouring in 40 points whilst collecting 14 rebounds and dishing out 6 assists. He shot an efficient 18 of 26 from the field and even knocked down 2 three-pointers. Damian Lillard provided ample support with 27 points as the Bucks claimed their fourth straight win under coach Adrian Griffin.
“Every game that goes by, I’m going to be more comfortable playing with Lillard,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the game. “As we move forward, we’re going to keep learning how to play with one another. It’s getting better. It’s a work in progress.”
For Dallas, Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic led the charge with 39 and 35 points respectively. However, it was not enough as the Bucks rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit behind Antetokounmpo’s brilliance.
With this performance, the Greek Freak continues his MVP-calibre season averaging over 41 points per game. After a slight hiccup against the Hornets, Antetokounmpo was back playing at an elite level to make history in Milwaukee. At just 28 years old, the ageless Antetokounmpo appears poised to conquer more NBA milestones as he cements his legacy as one of the greatest players ever.