The Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo, star player of the Milwaukee Bucks, achieved the NBA season points record with 54 units, without being able to avoid a defeat (126-124) on the Indiana floor on Thursday. Double MVP (2019 and 2020), champion in 2021, Antetokounmpo was close to his record of 55 points, achieved last season against Washington. With 54 points, he is the player who has scored the most in a game this season, ahead of Zach Lavine's 51 points (Chicago Bulls).
At 19 out of 25 shooting in 36 minutes, Giannis Antetokounmpo (12 rebounds, 3 assists) was highly sought after by his teammates in the absence of leader Damian Lillard (calf), who arrived in the offseason, with whom he shares responsibilities usually.
Essentially, the Greek however sinned at the end of the match, notably losing two balls in the last seconds of the game (8 ball losses in total). Leader Tyrese Haliburton took Indiana (29 points, 10 assists) to a sixth victory this season (3 defeats), the third in a row.
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