Bucks' Antetokounmpo named Eastern Conference player of week
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week for games played Feb. 2-8, the NBA announced Monday.
Antetokounmpo averaged 19.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 blocks while shooting 63.3 percent from the field to lead Milwaukee to a 3-1 record.
The 20-year-old began the week by scoring 12 points with 12 rebounds in an 82-75 victory over Toronto on Feb. 2. He followed up the double-double by posting a career-high 25 points with six rebounds in an overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 4.
Antetokounmpo's career high didn't last long, as he scored 27 points to go along with a career-best 15 rebounds in a loss to Houston on Feb. 7. He finished the week with another double-double on Feb. 8, accumulating 14 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a win over Boston.
The award is the first of Antetokounmpo's career, while he is the first Bucks player to take home Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors since Monta Ellis in March of 2013.
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