StaTuesday: Giannis Antetokounmpo a 30-10-5 man
This past Saturday in Phoenix, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo once again filled up the stat sheet.
In the win over the Suns, Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocks.
Just another day at the office, right?
Well, this game marked the third time this season the soon-to-be All-Star Game starter reached at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game. Only four other players in the NBA have had as many 30-10-5 games this season (LeBron James and Kevin Durant, by the way, each have done it twice).
That’s also the most for any Bucks player in over 30 years. The last Milwaukee player to reach those figures in a game at least three times in a season was Terry Cummings, who did it four times in the 1984-85 season.
Interestingly, Cummings also accomplished the feat in back-to-back years on Jan. 16, and then the next Bucks player to have a 30-10-5 game, Alvin Robertson, also did it on that date. Also, twice has a Milwaukee player had a 30-10-5 game on March 23 and April 6 (side note: the Bucks play this year on the latter date).
Since the 1983-84 season — as far back as game logs exists on either basketball-reference.com or STATS — only seven Bucks have had a 30-10-5 game (and none in the playoffs).
|Alvin Robertson||1/16/1990||Golden State||37||16||8|
|Glenn Robinson||3/23/1995||L.A. Clippers||32||12||5|
|Glenn Robinson||4/6/1996||New Jersey||32||15||5|
|Glenn Robinson||4/6/2001||L.A. Clippers||31||11||5|
(Who else could be on the list? Did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar make it? That’s a safe bet. Oscar Robertson had only five games of 30+ points in his four years with Milwaukee, however. Perhaps Bob Dandridge and/or Marques Johnson also would join this list.)
Among the seven players and 17 times we know about a Milwaukee player recording a 30-10-5 game, Antetokounmpo has the most blocks (4) and is one of just three to have five or more steals in such a game. He had five against Cleveland while Alvin Robertson (Dec. 5, 1990) also had five and Cummings (Jan. 16, 1987) had six.
Also, in just six of the 17 times did a player hit a 3-pointer: Glenn Robinson twice (including once with five), Sam Cassell, Mo Williams and Antetokounmpo twice.
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