Every time he takes the court, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is capable of putting on a show for fans.
That’s especially true at Fiserv Forum.
Antetokounmpo has appeared in 17 games at home this season. He has a double-double (including two of his three triple-doubles this season) in 11 of those.
He’s reached 30 points also in 11 of those games -- three times posting 40+, including a season-high 47 against the Los Angeles Lakers back on Nov. 17.
Overall in home games this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists while shooting 55.2% from the field with a 63.8% true shooting percentage.
Entering Wednesday’s game against Memphis, has scored 30 or more points in five consecutive home contests with a double-double in each and two triple-doubles.
If he can maintain his pace, he’s be the only player in the past 40 seasons to average 30+ points and 11+ rebounds at home in two separate seasons. In 2019-20, Antetokounmpo averaged 30.9 points and 13.5 rebounds at home.
Only five other players have averaged 30+ points and 11+ rebounds at home since the 1981-82 season: Houston’s Moses Malone in 1981-82, Utah’s Karl Malone in 1989-90, New York’s Patrick Ewing also in 1989-90, Orlando’s Shaquille O’Neal in 1993-94 and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid in 2020-21.
There’s a good chance you’ll also see Giannis score on a finger roll vs. the Grizzlies. He has scored the most on that type shot in the NBA this season with 59 (Memphis’ Ja Morant is second with 50).
Enjoy the home show.
-- This will be the first meeting between the Bucks and Grizzlies this season. They’ve split their four matchups since 2019-20.
-- Memphis leads the NBA in percentage of points scored in the paint at 49.8%. Milwaukee is second in the league in made field goals outside the paint at 47.5%.
-- In 26 games the Bucks have won this season and Pat Connaughton played, the Notre Dame product is averaging 12.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 55.1% from the field and 49.0% from 3.
Statistics courtesy Sportradar and basketball-reference