Giannis Antetokounmpo unstoppable in 43-point performance against Washington Wizards | NBA News |

Giannis Antetokounmpo was in unstoppable form as he scored 43 points in the Milwaukee Bucks 148-129 win over the Washington Wizards.

Giannis Antetokounmpo unstoppable in 43-point performance against Washington Wizards | NBA News |

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Antetokoumpo needed just 31 minutes to collect his 43-point haul, making 17-of-21 field goals (81.0 per cent) thanks partly to numerous dunks and lay-ups close to the basket. He also made all three of his three-point attempts and filled out the stat sheet with six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Giannis Antetokounmpo unstoppable in 43-point performance against Washington Wizards | NBA News |

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Giannis opened his account two minutes into the game, Euro-stepping his way around Wizards forward Jeff Green to score at the rim. A minute later, he stole possession and raced upcourt, setting up team-mate Malcolm Brogdon for an easy lay-up. When Brogdon missed, Antetokounmpo gathered the rebound and rammed home a vicious left-handed slam. He then showcased his court vision, firing a pass to Eric Bledsoe who drained a corner three.

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Antetokounmpo continued to victimise the helpless Washington defense in the second quarter, slicing his way into the paint for more dunks. Another astute pass set up Brogdon for a three-pointer.

Wednesday night's scores

  • San Antonio Spurs 102-141 Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets 127-101 Sacramento Kings
  • Washington Wizards 129-148 Milwaukee Bucks
  • Denver Nuggets 130-135 Brooklyn Nets
  • New Orleans Pelicans 125-120 Chicago Bulls
  • Charlotte Hornets 93-99 Dallas Mavericks
  • Phoenix Suns 88-116 Utah Jazz

Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his points in the third quarter to put the game well and truly to bed. After another steal, he dribbled the length of the court before soaring to rim, drawing contact and slamming home a right-handed dunk before completing the three-point play from the free-throw line.

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Giannis erupt for 43 points.

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