– Giannis Antetokounmpo has six career games with 40 or more points on 80% shooting or better, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain and Adrian Dantley
– Antetokounmpo is on track to potentially become the first NBA player to average 30 points per game on 60% shooting for a season
– Antetokounmpo is currently shooting 62.1% from the floor, the highest field goal percentage among 25-plus points per game scorers
Giannis has 6 career games with 40+ points on 80% shooting or better.
— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref)
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to defy expectations as he has already amassed six games with over 40 points on 80% shooting or better, putting him just one shy of the records held by Wilt Chamberlain and Adrian Dantley. This remarkable feat has led Antetokounmpo to become a favorite among NBA bettors, with fifth-shortest odds to win MVP this season. However, Antetokounmpo’s impressive statistics don’t stop there; in fact, through 13 starts of the 2023-24 season, he is averaging 30.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.0 steal, 1.2 blocks, and 32.7 minutes per game.
As the season continues, Antetokounmpo keeps building on his incredible performance. In a November 9th game against the Indiana Pacers, the NBA champ recorded a season-high 54 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists. With the best field goal percentage among 25-plus points-per-game scorers, Antetokounmpo could potentially become the first player in NBA history to average over 30 points per game on 60% shooting from the field in a season. He also remains the only player with back-to-back 40-point games this season.
Some of Antetokounmpo’s records are truly remarkable; most notably, his shooting mark of 87% from the field, the highest in a game by a player with at least 20 attempts since since 1983. Additionally, Antetokounmpo’s performances place him among the top players in the league today, with statistics on par with or even surpassing players such as Wilt Chamberlain and Adrian Dantley. The Milwaukee Bucks team is garnering attention from bettors as well and has the second-shortest odds to win this season’s championship, just behind the Boston Celtics.