3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ big win versus Golden State Warriors

Jan 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Golden State Warriors: Andre Iguodala
Jan 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed why he is the MVP frontrunner with a dynamic performance for the Milwaukee Bucks

With another current MVP candidate in Curry in the building, Giannis Antetokounmpo had a chance to boost his own stock in the running last night. Well, if the Greek Freak was not the frontrunner in the race heading into that game, he certainly is now.

Antetokounmpo was incredible as he tallied a triple-double with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and an eye-catching 11 assists to lead the way for the Bucks. The most impressive thing about his game last night was that he totaled such stellar numbers while seeing just under 30 minutes of action, which is completely absurd. With Golden State rolling out an undersized lineup, Antetokounmpo immediately took advantage by bullying players down low and getting whatever he wanted on the offensive end. When multiple Warriors converged on him, Giannis found his teammates, which led to some beautiful passes throughout the game.

What Antetokounmpo continues to do on a nightly basis this season is unreal, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. Although there is still quite a ways to go, he has to be in the lead for the current MVP race. After all, he knocked off another candidate in Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets the other night and just took down another premier contender in the Warriors led by Curry. The debate will continue as the season goes on, but Antetokounmpo should be sitting at the top alone right now after this outright outstanding performance for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will be back in action on Saturday as they aim to get their first win of the season against the pesky Toronto Raptors. Be sure to catch the action at 5:30 p.m. CST on Bally Sports Wisconsin.