“Giannis Antetokounmpo is the perfect combination of dominance and high-efficiency basketball”: NBA Twitter applauds the Bucks MVP for becoming the only player to record a special feat in the last 40 seasons

Advait Jajodia
|Published January 14, 2022

In the 118-99 win over GSW, Giannis Antetokounmpo was absolutely sensational recording a 30/12/11 triple-double in under 30 minutes.

After losing back-to-back away games against the Charlotte Hornets, the Milwaukee Bucks decided to start their 2-game short homestand with a dominant win against the Golden State Warriors.

It was the defending champions who were in the driving seat of the clash, right from tip-off. A pretty one-sided affair, witnessing only 1 tie (2-2) and no lead changes, ended with the Bucks grabbing a much-needed 118-99 win.

Playing against a squad without the likes of Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo was successful in capitalizing on all the defensive mismatch Stephen Curry and co. had to offer. Seeing only 29:58 minutes of action, The Greek Freak was able to record a 30-point, 12-rebounds, and 11-assists triple-double.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only player to record multiple 30-point triple-doubles in 30 minutes or fewer in the last 4 seasons

Giannis Antetokounmpo finished the night entering the record books. The 2-time champ is the only player in the last 40 years, to record multiple (2) 30-point triple-doubles while playing only 30 or fewer minutes. The first instance where the 2021 FMVP recorded such a stat line – back on 24th October 2019, dropping 30/13/11 in 28 minutes against the Rockets.

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As soon as Giannis’ dominant stats went viral on social media, NBA Twitter exploded with reactions

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Due to his recent performances, Antetokounmpo had recently jumped up 4 positions to sit on top of the MVP ladder. The Bucks leader is currently putting up a solid 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. Without a doubt, Giannis will be selected for his 6th All-Star appearance in Cleveland this February.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 21-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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