Giannis Antetokounmpo had a career-high 55 points in his return from missing a game and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 123-113 on Tuesday to end their five-game winning streak.
Antetokounmpo has scored at least 40 points in three straight games for the first time in his career. The two-time MVP missed Sunday’s 118-95 loss to the Wizards with a sore left knee.
The only other Bucks players to have had three straight 40-point duels are Flynn Robinson in February 1969 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in February 1972.
Antetokounmpo also had 10 rebounds and seven assists, so he too has had at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the three-game streak. The only NBA players to have had a similar performance in three consecutive games are Elgin Baylor in 1961 and 1963, Wilt Chamberlain in 1963 and Russell Westbrook in 2016.
Antetokounmpo’s previous high for points was 52 against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 17, 2019.
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