Best Bucks Box Score For 3/17: Giannis Antetokounmpo
A podcast that I used to listen to, The Solid Verbal, featured this horn that went off whenever a player had a great game in a losing effort. Giannis Antetokounmpo could fit the bill for best box score in a losing effort toppling Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who had one himself on this day in 1972. Last year, the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers played an epic duel at the Fiserv Forum with Philadelphia coming out on top 130-125. Giannis finished the game with 52 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists. Arguably, it is one of his best stat lines ever. There were many takes from that one and everyone expected we would get Bucks-Sixers in the conference finals last year. Except they forgot about a team in Toronto…
Other great Bucks Box Scores on this date
2013: MONTA ELLIS HAVE IT ALL! In a victory against the Orlando Magic, Monta Ellis scored 39 points with six rebounds and five assists. He made five 3-pointers. When Ellis was hot, he became a walking bucket. Too bad, he thought of himself too much like that.
1972 & 1974: Kareem had another ridiculous stat line game – I feel like we could do this every day until the NBA comes back and I’m going to find some ridiculous Kareem stat lines. In 1972, Bucks lost to the Lakers but Kareem had 50 points and eight rebounds. In 1974, they beat the Chicago Bulls with Abdul-Jabbar scoring 38 points and grabbing 22 rebounds.
Best Opposing Box Score
Michael Jordan in 1985 – I should probably give it to Joel Embiid for the same game we mentioned for Antetokounmpo, but seeing as I’m a bit petty, we’re going with MJ. In 1985, Jordan roasted the Bucks for 38 points, 16 assists and eleven rebounds. It was a triple-double for Jordan which did not come easy in that era of the NBA. Bulls beat a talented Bucks team that night.