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Win over Kings is Bucks’ highest scoring game since 1979

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now.

With the 144-109 win over the Sacramento Kings Sunday, this is the highest non-overtime scoring game the Bucks have ever had since 1979.

Against who did it happen against in 1979? It happened twice. The Bucks scored 158 in a win against the New Orleans Jazz and 147 against the San Antonio Spurs. Both of those were wins.

Offensive numbers like those did not come around often during those¬†days. If social media was around, could you imagine the hype surrounding those two scoring outbursts by the Bucks? It would’ve been madness.

The highest scorer for the Bucks in the Jazz game was Junior Bridgeman with 25. The highest scorer in the Spurs game was George Gervin with 23 points. You can check out these box scores and games on Basketball Reference.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the highest scorer on Sunday’s game, as he finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, and a block. He shot 72.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from three point range.

With the win, the Bucks are now tied for first place in the Eastern Conference with the Toronto Raptors. It seems like this conference with LeBron James out of it will be between the Raptors and Bucks.

The Bucks played against a really good Kings team Sunday, but they were just on fire offensively throughout the game. They shot 44.2 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from three point range.

With the crazy offensive stats that are being put up in today’s NBA, the Bucks could possibly pass the 144 at some point during the season.