Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo records most rebounds in an ECF road game since 1979
Antetokounmpo scored only 12 points in their 118-112 defeat to the Raptors, shooting 5-of-16 from the field (31.3 percent) and 0-of-3 from the 3-point line. However, he did have 23 boards to go along with seven assists, one steal and four blocks.
According to StatMuse, Giannis’ 23 boards are the most by a Bucks player in a postseason game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar grabbed 24 rebounds in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls back in 1974. Interestingly, Antetokounmpo’s tally is also the most rebounds by a visiting player in the Eastern Conference Finals since 1979.
Giannis only scored 12 points (his fewest this postseason) but grabbed 23 rebounds – the most by a Bucks player in any playoff game since Kareem in 1974 and tied for the most on the road in the ECF since Elvin Hayes in 1979. #MILvsTOR
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 20, 2019
The Greek Freak has been a rebounding monster in the playoffs, so it’s not surprising to see him dominate the glass the way he did in Game 3 of the East Finals. In fact, in 12 postseason matches so far, the 24-year-old superstar has only failed to reach the double-digit rebounding mark three times.
In Games 1 and 2 of their series with Raptors, Antetokounmpo corralled 14 and 17 boards respectively.
Giannis will be hungrier than ever in Game 4 following their first road loss of the postseason. With that said, it’s interesting to see if the three-time All-Star can take over the rebounding department once again and break another record.