Greek basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 55 points in the Milwaukee Bucks' 123-113 victory over the Washington Wizards. He also added 10 rebounds and seven assists, and this is the fourth game in the career of the two-time MVP with 50 or more points.
"I want to get in a position ... that my game is boring," Antetokounmpo said, per ESPN. "I just do what I do and people don't talk about it because it becomes boring -- I do it every single night. That's what I want to do. I want other people to feel like my game is boring.
But I don't get bored. The greats -- the best players -- never get bored. They go out there and they always give their best any given night."
The Wizards were led by Kristaps Porzingis with 22 points, Kyle Kuzma added 20, and Daniel Gafford had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Washington caught up with the Bucks for most of the game, and at one point the deficit was as much as 14 points. Milwaukee did not lose once in the second half, so in the end, they deservedly won another victory. "He's been kind of playing with this kind of determination, this kind of just willing us in games," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.
"Tonight we were able to win it. He's just been phenomenal." "He's just constantly improving," said Lopez, who had 21 points and 12 rebounds. "When you think where else can he go and how else can he improve, he just improves again.
We're going to have to expand the English language in some way to come up with words [to describe him]. I don't know if I've said that before, but I'm sure he's going to improve again. Who knows what he's going to do next. He's just so otherworldly."
Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz
The Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz 117:115, and the victory was ensured by De'Aaron Fox, who scored a basket four tenths of a second before the end.
Lauri Markkanen's subsequent 3-pointer was overturned on review and Sacramento moved into first place in the Pacific Division with this win.
Milwaukee Bucks - Washington Wizards 123:113 Oklahoma City Thunder - Boston Celtics 150: 117 Utah Jazz - Sacramento Kings 115:117