By Adam Roberts – 3/16/2021
Recently, the Milwaukee Bucks have been on a tear, doing their best to silence doubters that they are still players at the top of the Eastern Conference right there with a stacked Brooklyn team and the current conference leaders in Philly. Recently, team leader Giannis Antetokounmpo has done his best to lead by example, racking up double digit points, rebounds, and assists for the past two games against New York and Washington coming into last night’s rematch against the Wizards. He would continue his triple-double streak with 31, 15, and 10 in the Bucks’ 133-122 victory.
While the triple-double has lost its aura of the past in recent years, it still isn’t every day that a player record three in a row if you exclude Russell Westbrook from a few years ago. The three-straight for Giannis is the first time it’s happened in Bucks history.
Milwaukee has won nine of its last 10 by an average of 12.5 points per game. They face the East-leading 76ers tomorrow night in Philly trailing them by two games for the top conference seed with plenty of season still left.