1. Giannis Antetokounmpo vs Boston Celtics, 2021
Giannis is back to take the top Christmas Day performance from a Milwaukee Buck. This time it was as an NBA Champion and taking on the Boston Celtics in 2021, a rivalry that has grown recently with both teams being successful for a number of years.
The Bucks ran out 117-113 winners in Wisconsin with Giannis really dominating the game. He finished with 36 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in just 29 minutes on the floor. From the field, he was 13-of-23 and hit 10 free throws. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played at least 37 minutes each and both ended with 25 points.
As a statline, it may not be as impressive as Kareem's, but the Celtics went on to make the NBA finals, and that is why it is on top. Taking on Tatum and Brown is always tough and to put up that statline and efficiency on Christmas is what does enough to take the number one spot.
Giannis will have his sixth consecutive Christmas Day appearance this year and if he puts up a similar performance then the Bucks will have a great chance of taking home the victory. Will he or another Buck have a performance that can be added to this list? We will see very soon.
Stay tuned for more Milwaukee Bucks analysis and news across the festive period.