Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from 133-122 win over Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Third takeaway from win over Wizards — Giannis Antetokounmpo sets dominant tone for Milwaukee Bucks

Much like his fellow frontcourt mate Brook Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on a tear following the All-Star break. Notching triple-doubles in each of the first two games, the Greek Freak made it three in a row in Milwaukee’s second consecutive win over Washington.

Antetokounmpo had another heroic performance, finishing with 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting, including 1-of-2 from distance. The two-time MVP continued his recent uptick in free throw shooting as well by going a flawless 6-for-6 in the contest. Along with a top-tier scoring out, Antetokounmpo logged 15 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, and a single blocked shot in his near 36 minutes of action.

With another herculean performance in the books, one could claim that Giannis has been playing the best basketball of his career this season, particularly lately. Despite winning MVP in each of the past two seasons, Antetokoumpo has appeared more dominant than ever before on a nightly basis.

Part of this success stems from his newfound consistency shooting from the free throw line and from behind the arc, which have previously been two of the more apparent holes in his game. If the 26-year-old has finally unlocked some consistency with his shooting, watch out.

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Meanwhile, you can catch Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in action next as they square off in a pivotal test against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. It should be a top-tier heavyweight matchup as Milwaukee looks to gain ground on the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and you can catch the action at 6:00 p.m. central time on ESPN.