Milwaukee Bucks: Three stars of the week coming out of All-Star break

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Mar 11, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 11, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Milwaukee Bucks came out of the All-Star break maintaining the momentum they had going into their week-long layoff.

Last Thursday saw the Bucks pick up one of their most dominant victories of the season versus the New York Knicks and they edged out the Washington Wizards late Saturday night. Now having eight of their last nine games, the Bucks are playing their best basketball over an extended stretch this season.

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While this week features a big test for the Bucks in the form of the Philadelphia 76ers, albeit without Joel Embiid, the Bucks have certainly found their stride, especially as their back at full strength with Jrue Holiday having recovered from COVID-19 and back in the starting lineup.

So without further ado, let’s had out our three stars of the week for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Milwaukee Bucks’ first star of the week.

Yet again we see why Giannis Antetokounmpo is a back-to-back MVP after earning triple-doubles in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

Antetokounmpo showed extreme dominance this past week against teams with playoff aspirations. While the Knicks are closer than that than the Wizards, they both struggled in trying to contain Antetokounmpo from assuming full control over the proceedings.

Over the two games last week, Antetokounmpo averaged 28.5 points on 20-of-31 shooting from the field (64.5 percent), 3-for-5 from three, 10.5 rebounds, 10.5 assists, a steal and a block each in 32.8 minutes per contest.

Just ridiculous stuff that has long been Antetokounmpo’s standard. As the Bucks have righted the ship in recent weeks, the 26-year-old has been playing some of his best basketball of his career and he’s showing he deserves MVP consideration too.