Bucks star Giannis on pace for rare playoff milestone

Giannis Antetokounmpo is on pace to join Charles Barkley and Larry Bird as the only players to ever hit this particular playoff milestone.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is on pace for a historic postseason.

The Bucks’ young leader is averaging a double-double through the first four games of Milwaukee’s first-round playoff series with the Toronto Raptors, and could finish as one of the most versatile scorers in postseason history if he can keep it up.

At his current pace Antetokounmpo would become just the third player since blocks and steals became official stats in 1973 to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in the playoffs.

Player Season Team PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Giannis Antetokounmpo 2016-17 Bucks 21.3 10.0 4.5 2.0 1.3
Charles Barkley 1985-86 76ers 25.0 15.8 5.6 2.3 1.3
Larry Bird 1983-84 Celtics 27.5 11.0 5.9 2.4 1.2
Larry Bird 1980-81 Celtics 21.9 14.0 6.1 2.3 1.0

 

Antetokounmpo isn’t the only member of the Bucks having a strong postseason.

Khris Middleton had his first postseason double-double in Game 4, registering 10 points and 11 rebounds.

He’s the third member of the Bucks to post a double-double this season, joining Antetokounmpo and Greg Monroe, tied with the Indiana Pacers for the postseason lead.

Statistics courtesy of STATS LCC, Basketball-Reference.com