Giannis Antetokounmpo sets Bucks free-throw record
Giannis Antetokounmpo is great at a lot of things, but one area where he struggles a bit is at the free-throw line.
You would never know it during his performance in the Milwaukee Bucks’ win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night, as he went 17-of-17 from the charity stripe and set a Bucks franchise record in the process:
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Antetokounmpo ended up with 37 points, 10 rebounds and a couple of assists in 33 minutes, going 10-of-20 from the floor.
On the season overall, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks over 33.1 minutes per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the floor, 19.7 percent from 3-point range and 71.7 percent from the free-throw line.
The 24-year-old, who came over the NBA from Greece, was originally selected by Milwaukee in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.
He played in 77 games during his rookie campaign, registering 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. He then improved incrementally over the next couple of seasons before really breaking out during his fourth year, when he recorded 22.9 points, 8.8 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals across 35.6 minutes a night while making 52.1 percent of his field goal attempts, 27.2 percent of his long-distance tries and 77 percent of his foul shots en route to an All-Star appearance.
Antetokounmpo has made the All-Star team every year since then.
The Bucks improved to 38-13 with the win over the Wizards and have won nine of their last 10 games overall. They will conclude their five-game road trip when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.