Giannis Antetokounmpo Posts Huge Triple-Double in Milwaukee Bucks Win Over Miami Heat

The Milwaukee Bucks continued their hot streak, winning their seventh straight and topping the Miami Heat 123-115 on Saturday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed another overpowering effort, posting 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists for his third triple-double of the season.

Antetokounmpo hit an excellent 13 of his 19 field goal attempts but continued to struggle from the free throw line, sinking only nine of 16 attempts; for the season, he's making a frustrating .644  of his free throws. It's the only weakness in his utterly overwhelming skillset; the two-time MVP is averaging 32.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists with a respectable .596 true shooting percentage.

At 36-17, the Bucks are second in the Eastern Conference and only one game off of the best record in the NBA; the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets are tied at 37-16. The Bucks have plenty of reason to believe the best is yet to come; Antetokounmpo is averaging a massive 42.8 points per game over his last five appearances, and Khris Middleton has only recently returned from injury. If Middleton rounds into form by the playoffs, the Bucks have a great shot of making the Finals for the second time in three years.

The Bucks travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers on Monday night.

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