Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from 116-107 win over Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 29: Giannis Antetokounmpo
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 29: Giannis Antetokounmpo /
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OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 29: (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Giannis was upon us

Even with the lack of superstar punch that took a big hit with Kevin Durant’s ejection late in the first half, Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s star power was evident all throughout Thursday night in the Bucks’ victory over the Warriors.

Playing just over 34-and-a-half minutes, Antetokounmpo finished with 32 points on 14-of-18 shooting from the field (2-of-3 from three), five assists, four rebounds, two steals, one turnover and was a team-high +23 for the night.

Starting things off for the Bucks, Antetokounmpo made his scoring look so easy in the variety of ways he found success from all levels of the floor. In fact, Antetokounmpo’s 77.8 field goal percentage on the night ranks as his most efficient performance in a single game of his inimitable campaign this year.

Although there wasn’t anyone standing in Giannis’ way to the rim or otherwise, Bucks fans held their collective breath as the 23-year-old rolled his right ankle midway through the third quarter, the same one that forced him to miss last week’s game with the Chicago Bulls.

After walking it off for a few moments, Giannis fought through it and didn’t appear to have any residual effects from that point on until the end of the game, something Giannis shared following the game as Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel relayed.

Being on the second end of a back-to-back on Friday night, Antetokounmpo’s status may end up being something to monitor throughout the day nonetheless, but it was good to see Giannis do what he does best on Thursday night all the same.