Ranking the 5 best Milwaukee Bucks player performances on Christmas Day

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4. Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. New York Knicks, 2018

Now this is the first of the Bucks' Christmas games from the modern era and that is mainly down to the team success led by the growth of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Before playing the Knicks in MSG, the Bucks last played on Christmas Day in 1977.

The 23-10 Bucks beat the 9-26 Knicks 109-95, with this season seeing Giannis take home his first MVP trophy, third All-Star appearance and his first time earning All-NBA First Team and Defensive First-Team honors.

This Christmas Day saw him put on a show for the Garden, finishing the game with 30 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks. It was the beginning of his rise to stardom, and there was no better place or time for him to perform under the lights.

Brook Lopez aided the win with 20 points and Malcolm Brogdon, Thon Maker and Eric Bledsoe all putting up double digits in the win. The Knicks leading scorer that night was Kevin Knox, and the roster boasted the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr, Emmanuel Mudiay and Noah Vonleh.

The Bucks finished the season as the only 60 win team but fell to a 4-2 Eastern Conference Finals defeat to the Toronto Raptors, having won the first two games of the series.

We will all be hoping to see a similar performance in New York this year, but it is fair to say this current Knicks team is levels above the one he faced in 2018.