3 takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ thrilling win over Washington Wizards

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 01 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Washington Wizards: Kyle Kuzma, Rui Hachimura
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Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the show as he clocked in another MVP-caliber performance for the Milwaukee Bucks

There are few words left to describe what Giannis Antetokounmpo has done for the Bucks on a nightly basis that have not already been said dozens of times. Mesmerizing, astonishing, stellar, incredible, and many more have been used time and time again, and they all fit the billing for his outstanding performance against the Wizards last night.

Despite going scoreless in the first quarter, Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 33 points in the matchup, with a bulk of it coming from the field as he only shot five free throws. When the Bucks needed a bucket, he would attack the basket with authority to keep them afloat. This was precisely the case when the Wizards took their first lead of the night following a 3-pointer to put them up three with about eight minutes to go. He would then score nine of Milwaukee’s next 12 points to help them reclaim the lead and never look back.

Not only did Antetokounmpo score the basketball, but he also facilitated it incredibly well as he handed out an eye-catching 11 assists as he continues showing his growth as a passer. He has done an excellent job of finding his teammates this season, and this performance was the perfect example of his passing prowess. Not to mention that Antetokounmpo also hauled in 15 rebounds to tally his fourth triple-double of the season.

Antetokounmpo may have reinserted himself as the MVP front-runner following his performance, but all he cares about is that the Milwaukee Bucks got the hard-earned victory.

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The Bucks will now get some much-needed rest as they will not play again until Saturday when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers. Be sure to catch the action at 9:00 p.m. CST on Bally Sports Wisconsin.