After scoring 40 points against the Mavericks (not forgetting his 54 points against Indiana ten days ago), Giannis Antetokounmpo confirms that he is currently in great form with 42 points scored against Washington. This is certainly not a huge achievement for him since the Wizards are one of the worst teams in the league.
Nevertheless, the performance of the “Greek Freak” (who added 13 rebounds and 8 assists) deserves to be highlighted because he stunned Washington inside with a remarkable 20/23 shooting, or 87% success. Unheard of for a player who has attempted at least twenty shots for 40 years and Mike Woodson in 1983.
“Left, right, with or without dribbling, in transition: I played random basketball and I think it’s difficult for an opponent to contain”he explains to ESPN after the Bucks’ victory.
He would like to be able to dominate every match like this
He only took three shots off the racket. When he missed one, like in the last quarter, the MVP of the 2021 Finals then took his offensive rebound to score in stride. ” Unplayable. He’s literally unstoppable.”notes Adrian Griffin.
Too easy Giannis Antetokounmpo? As the Wizards’ defenders tried to hinder him, especially at high altitude, he defended himself.
“I wish it were easy. I wish I could score 42 points every game, but it’s difficult,” he replies. “You have to work very hard to be so comfortable, to be in rhythm, to find your positions and to play the game for yourself but also for your teammates. It is not easy. »
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.