Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo became the fourth player to record 50 points, 10 rebounds and not commit a single turnover in a game since the latter became an official during the 1977-78 season, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The Milwaukee Bucks talisman joined Carmelo Anthony, Moses Malone, and Michael Jordan (twice), as the only players to have achieved that feat.
Season-high 50 PTS | 14 REB | 6 AST@Giannis_An34 records his 17th-straight double-double to start the season, the longest streak since Bill Walton's 34 in 1976-77. 😤 pic.twitter.com/Cz48NioqOx
— NBA (@NBA) November 26, 2019
The Greek Freak had his way with the Utah Jazz, making his way inside for easy buckets and thunderous dunks. Antetokounmpo had the whole package going, making 17 of his 31 field-goal attempts, including 3-of-8 from deep and 13-of-19 from the foul line, adding 14 rebounds and six assists — all without committing a single miscue.
Through 17 games, Antetokounmpo had had at least two turnovers in each game since his start of the 2019-20 campaign, committing five or more turnovers in seven of those outings.
Antetokounmpo also put up his 17th straight double-double to start the season, the longest streak since fellow big man Bill Walton rattled 34 in a row during the 1976-77 season, in which his Portland Trail Blazers won the NBA title.
Giannis is off to a rousing start this season, perhaps one-upping his MVP campaign with the gaudy numbers he's putting up. This mistake-free 50-point, 14-rebound outing pushed his turnover average down to 4.3 per game after flirting with five giveaways a night for most of the season.