Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo put collectively a triple-double within the workforce’s 117-111 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening – no less than that’s what it stated on the stat sheet.
The one-time NBA MVP had 23 factors and 13 assists and towards the tip of the sport wanted just one extra rebound to solidify his fourth triple-double of the season. He rebounded his deliberately missed shot to safe the mark. He dribbled to the basket and tossed the ball off the backboard to rebound it.
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“I was thinking about scoring the ball, but I feel like in those situations it’s best to kind of keep the ball,” Antetokounmpo informed reporters after the sport. “But yeah, I just try to play the game smart and kind of stole one.”
Antetokounmpo invoked shades of former Atlanta Hawks guard Bob Sura and former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ricky Davis with the transfer.
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Sura was with the Hawks for 27 video games throughout the 2003-04 season. He tried to file his third straight triple-double in a recreation when he purposely missed a layup to get his personal rebound. The NBA would disallow the shot as a result of Sura had no intention of creating the field-goal try.
Davis was one rebound in need of his first profession triple-double in 2003. He took an inbounds cross and dribbled to the opposite facet of the courtroom to deliberately miss and gather the rebound. The act induced main outrage within the NBA, together with from then-Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan.
It is unclear whether or not the stat line will nonetheless rely.
Milwaukee moved to 1.5 video games over the Boston Celtics for first place within the Eastern Conference with the victory.
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“We feel like we’ve got a lot of depth,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer stated. “We’ve got a lot of guys that are good shooters that can get hot from the 3-point line. So that’s part of a good team and being able to play on back-to-backs and make it through the season and be prepared for the playoffs.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.