Giannis Antetokounmpo of Bucks Leads NBA with 641 Season Points

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the NBA with 641 points through 21 games of the 2023-24 season, with an average of 30.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 34.6 minutes per game.
‣ Antetokounmpo also leads the NBA in field goals (247) and 2-point field goals (238) this season, and ranks sixth in total rebounds (223), 14th in steals (29), and 19th in blocks (28).
‣ Despite his performance, Antetokounmpo has the fifth-shortest odds to win MVP this season according to multiple NBA betting sites, with better odds shown for Jokic, Doncic, Embiid, and Jayson Tatum.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, the star of Milwaukee Bucks, is making waves in the NBA. He’s leading the pack with a whopping 641 points in just 21 games of the 2023-24 season. Luka Doncic is hot on his heels with 637, with Nikola Jokic (624), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (609), and Joel Embiid (600) trailing behind.

Giannis isn’t just a scoring machine. His game stats are impressive across the board. He’s averaging 30.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. He’s also clocking 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 34.6 minutes each game. His shooting accuracy? A career-best 61.4% from the floor.

His true shooting percentage is also a career high at 64.8%. And this is his 11th season, mind you! According to several NBA betting sites, Giannis is fifth in line for the MVP title this season. Jokic, Doncic, Embiid, and Jayson Tatum are currently favored over him.

Giannis is no stranger to defensive play either. He’s a five-time All-Defensive member and has six career games with 40 or more points on 80% shooting or better. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Adrian Dantley, both retired, have more games with seven. Amar’e Stoudemire and Shaquille O’Neal recorded three games, while six others logged two.

In a recent game against the Indiana Pacers, Giannis posted a season-high 54 points. That’s not all; he also had 12 rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes. He’s leading the NBA in field goals (247) and 2-point field goals (238) this season. Plus, he’s sixth in total rebounds (223), 14th in steals (29), and 19th in blocks (28).

But wait, there’s more. Giannis is also fifth in free throws (138), second in free throw attempts (210), and fifth in player efficiency rating (29.2). He’s second in defensive rating (107.8), and third in usage percentage (33.8%). In a recent loss against the Pacers in the NBA In-Season Tournament semifinals, he recorded 37 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 41 minutes.

Despite the loss, Bucks coach Adrian Griffin remains optimistic. “We’ve got to close it out in the fourth quarter, which is something we’ve done very well, we just couldn’t pull it off tonight,” he said. He believes the experience will benefit the team and that they learn from both wins and losses.

As for the championship odds, NBA sportsbooks show the Milwaukee Bucks just behind the Boston Celtics. The Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns are also in the running. It’s going to be an exciting season, folks!

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
James, a dedicated writer for BasketballHour, holds a degree in English and Creative Writing. A genuine sports enthusiast and skilled betting advice provider, he writes engaging articles and valuable winning strategies for sports.

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