Giannis Antetokounmpo Dominates in Milwaukee Bucks' 16th Straight Win

The Milwaukee Bucks continued their incredible hot streak on Wednesday night, crushing the Orlando Magic 139-117 and picking up their 16th-straight win. Giannis Antetokounmpo was his typically unstoppable self, compiling 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and one block.

Antetokounmpo's volume was solid, but his efficiency was downright eye-popping. The two-time MVP hit 10 of his 14 field goal attempts and eight of his 10 free throws in less than 28 minutes of play. For the season, Antetokounmpo is averaging a personal-best 31.3 points per game while pitching in 12.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists. If not for a frustrating .645 free throw percentage dragging down his true shooting percentage to a relatively modest .598, he could be a serious MVP candidate.

The Bucks are an NBA-best 45-17 and still have room to grow. Three-time All-Star Khris Middleton has only made seven starts this season, and the Bucks haven't lost since he returned from a lengthy injury absence on January 23rd. With Antetokounmpo already striking fear on offense and defense, the Bucks may be Finals favorites if Middleton can get his legs under him. The core that took home the NBA championship following the 2021-22 season remains largely intact.

The Bucks are back in action in a crucial Eastern Conference tilt against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

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