|Oct. 22 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CTNaN:� - Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 44 points Saturday on 17-of-23 shooting as the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Portland Trail Blazers 113-110. Antetokounmpo pulled down eight rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 39:20 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Antetokounmpo went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: What an opening week for Milwaukee's rising young star, who's averaging an eye-popping 38.3 points while shooting a scorching 67.2 percent from the floor in beginning the season with three straight unstoppable performances. Add in his consistent contributions in the rebounding, assist and steal categories, and you may have yourself the early favorite for fantasy MVP honors.
|Oct. 20 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST7:04 UAE (+1)05:0423:04 ET10:04 PM CTNaN:� - Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points Friday on 15-of-22 shooting as the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-97. Antetokounmpo grabbed eight rebounds and had eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 38:32 of playing time. He added one block and three steals.
Analysis: Those who took Antetokounmpo early in drafts are being immediately rewarded, as he's amassed 71 points, 21 rebounds, 11 assists and six steals through Milwaukee's first two outings. Only an injury can prevent the Greek Freak from maintaining his status as a dominant fantasy force.
|Oct. 18 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST6:09 UAE (+1)04:0922:09 ET9:09 PM CTNaN:� - Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 points Wednesday on 13-of-22 shooting as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 108-100. Antetokounmpo grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 36:56 on the floor. He added three steals.
Analysis: Antetokounmpo isn't an emerging star anymore, he's a proven star and this performance only reinforces that. He had 37 points despite not scoring a basket in the first quarter and made his imprint all over the boxscore. The 37 points were four off his career high and it's very likely he surpasses that number at some point this season.
|Aug. 19 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST19:55 UAE17:5511:55 ET10:55 AM CTNaN:� - Bucks star and Greece international basketballer Giannis Antetokounmpo says he will miss the Eurobasket because of a knee injury.
Analysis: In a Facebook post on Saturday, Antetokounmpo says he failed to complete physicals because of excessive pain. Antetokounmpo is in China to attend, but not play in, a basketball tournament in Shanghai. He was to have rejoined Greece after his China tour, but knee problems alarmed the Bucks, who administered the physical in China.
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