10 Milwaukee Bucks playoff records that are within several players’ reach

Mar 13, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

Milwaukee Bucks fans are hopeful that a Game 1 loss and an injury to Giannis Antetokounmpo will not be a precursor to an early exit from the 2023 NBA playoffs. In fact, the Bucks and their fans are looking for a long playoff run this season after winning the most regular season games in the league. They are currently 1-1 with the Miami Heat after winning Game 2 on Wednesday.

A long playoff run will also mean some significant playoff stats will increase for many of the Bucks’ players. Here is a look at 10 Bucks’ playoff records that are within Giannis’ reach and how other Milwaukee Bucks’ players will move up within the top 10 of various playoff stats as the post-season (hopefully) progresses.

10 Milwaukee Bucks playoff records that are within several players’ reach

Career Playoff Games Played: Giannis is second on the list behind Sidney Moncrief’s 88 playoff games for the Bucks. Three other current Bucks are in the Top 10 in career playoff games for the Bucks: Khris Middleton is third with 71 games; Brook Lopez is sixth with 62 games; and Pat Connaughton is seventh with 61 career playoff games as a Buck.

Career Playoff Points Scored: Giannis tops the list with 2,041. Middleton is fourth on the list with 1,432, only 19 points behind Moncrief in third place. Lopez is now 9th on the list with 786 points, 49 points behind Paul Pressey for eighth on the all-time list.

Career Playoff Games Started: With his next start, Giannis will tie Moncrief for most career playoff games started for the Bucks with 78. Middleton with 71 and Lopez with 62 are third and fourth in career playoff games started for Milwaukee.

Career Playoff Three-Pointers: Middleton tops the team with 176. Connaughton is second with 91. Six of the Top 10 spots in this category are players currently on the Bucks: Middleton (1st), Connaughton (2nd), Jrue Holiday (4th with 74), Lopez (5th with 72), Giannis (6th with 61), and Wesley Matthews (8th with 37).

Career Playoff 3-Point Attempts: There is quite a battle in this stat, although Middleton is number one with 447 career 3-point attempts, per Stathead (Subscription required). The battle is for second among Giannis, Lopez, Holiday, and Connaughton. Holiday is currently second with 240 attempts, Connaughton is third with 234, Lopez is fourth with 232, and Giannis is fifth with 231 attempts.

Career Playoff Free Throws Made: Giannis is just 27 career playoff free throws made to tie Moncrief for that team record. Middleton is just 38 free throws made to overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third in this career playoff category.

Career Playoff Rebounds: Giannis is 41 career playoff rebounds short of tying Jabbar for most career playoff rebounds by a Bucks player with 956 boards. No one else has 500 or more career playoff rebounds for Milwaukee.

Career Playoff Assists: With five playoff assists, Giannis will become the all-time leader in career playoff assists for the Bucks. Giannis has 397 playoff assists; four short of Paul Pressey’s team record of 401. Middleton is fourth in this stat with 335; Holiday is in sixth place with 304 assists.

Career Playoff Steals: Middleton is 10 playoff steals from becoming the third Bucks player with 100 or more career playoff steals. Pressey (105) and Moncrief (103) top this list.

Career Playoff Blocked Shots: Lopez is three blocked shots short of becoming the second Bucks player to have 100 or more career playoff blocks. Giannis tops the team with 103.

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With a long playoff run, we should see a lot of movement regarding career playoff stats for the Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s hope that is the case!