Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 139-112 win over Minnesota Timberwolves

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, Minnesota Timberwolves: Jarred Vanderbilt
Feb 23, 2021: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Third takeaway from win over Minnesota Timberwolves — Milwaukee Bucks  get another big night from Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on a tear throughout the month of February, and he clocked in another MVP-caliber performance against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night.

The Greek Freak scored 37 points by shooting an impressively efficient 13-of-18 from the field and 1-of-3 from behind the arc. Antetokounmpo also continued his newfound stretch of success at the free-throw line, where he went 10-for-13 against Minnesota, which helped tack a few more points onto his dominant scoring showcase.

However, Giannis impacted this game by doing far more than just scoring as he stuffed the stat sheet all around. Antetokounmpo notched eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and two blocks while logging just three turnovers and one personal foul in the contest.

Although voter fatigue has certainly caught up to the reigning two-time MVP, last night’s game showed that his name deserves to be more prominent in this year’s discussion for the award. Nevertheless, it was a great all-around performance from Antetokounmpo, and he got some support from the rest of the supporting cast to back him up.

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With three straight wins in the books, the Bucks will look to keep it rolling when they host the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night at Fiserv Forum. In what should be a thrilling rematch between these two teams, and you can catch the action at 8:30 p.m. CST on TNT.