Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 125-119 win over Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Washington Wizards: Russell Westbrook
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 13 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Third takeaway from win over Washington Wizards — Two former league MVPs put on a show

With a combined three MVP awards between them, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook are always must-see television whenever they square off. Neither party disappointed in their first meeting of the season last night, as each put on a show that had fans clamoring for more.

As the final buzzer sounded, it was Antetokounmpo that came out on top with the win, notching his second consecutive triple-double with 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. Shooting an efficient 12-of-19 from the field and 2-of-4 from 3-point territory, Giannis was Milwaukee’s only consistent scorer on the night, and they needed every bit of it.

Antetokounmpo’s point total will overshadow his assist numbers, but much like Middleton, the Greek Freak has evolved as a playmaker this season. Notching back-to-back triple-doubles for the first time in his career, Giannis continues showing off his improved playmaking skills.

Meanwhile, Westbrook had himself a night to remember without All-Star Bradley Beal in the lineup. The 2016-17 league MVP also finished with a triple-double by tallying 42 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists in the matchup. The Bucks certainly did not make it easy for him as the guard shot 16-of-32 from the floor, but he did knock down an impressive five of his 11 attempts from long range.

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Hopefully, the upcoming rematch between these two teams is another encore of top-tier basketball from these two former MVP winners. You can catch that game on FOX Sports Wisconsin on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. CST for those viewing locally.