Giannis Antetokounmpo Nearly Perfect in Milwaukee Bucks Win Over Toronto Raptors

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was dominant over his limited opportunities on Sunday night, leading his team to a 118-111 win over the Toronto Raptors. The two-time MVP notched his fourth triple-double of the season, tallying 22 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and two blocks in a little over 36 minutes.

Antetokounmpo amazingly hit all nine of his field goal attempts but continued his struggles from the charity line, sinking only three of his seven free throws. Free throws have been perhaps Antetokounmpo's only weakness in yet another amazing season: he's averaging a colossal 31.3 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game, but his .649 free throw percentage is unquestionably leaving points on the table. Consequently, his .602 true shooting percentage is his worst since the 2017-2018 season.

The win lifted the Bucks to an NBA-best 51-20 record and extended their lead in the Eastern Conference to 2.5 games. The Bucks are a ridiculous 22-3 over their last 25 games and appear to be peaking at the right time, thanks to Antetokounmpo's excellence and the reemergence of Khris Middleton, who has missed 44 games this season but is averaging 20.2 points per game over his last six starts. Unless some dramatic trade deadline acquisitions eventually transform certain teams into juggernauts, the Bucks will have a great chance to win their second championship in three years.

The Bucks are back in action Wednesday when they host the San Antonio Spurs.

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