Giannis gets a hilariously clever triple-double, originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
A two-time NBA MVP winner clearly filled in the stats on Sunday.
And no, it wasn’t Nikola Jokic.
As the Milwaukee Bucks led the Washington Wizards 117-111 in the Nation’s Capital, Giannis Antetokounmpo brought home a missed 3-pointer from Corey Kispert with less than 10 seconds remaining. The defensive board gave Antetokounmpo nine rebounds as well as 23 points and 13 assists, leaving him just one board short of a triple-double.
But with Washington allowing Antetokounmpo to dribble the clock, it looked like he wasn’t going to get another rebound opportunity. So he simply created one for himself.
The Greek Freak dribbled to the basket, gently tossed the ball off the backboard and caught it before the final buzzer sounded.
On the scoreboard, it boils down to a missed shot and an offensive rebound.
The hilarious and clever stat padding tactic gave Antetokounmpo his fourth triple-double of the season, which tied for fifth in the NBA. Jokic, who was recently accused of stat stuffing by ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins, leads the way with 25 triple-doubles.
Antetokounmpo’s effort, which also included three blocks, helped the NBA’s top Bucks get back on track after being given a 16-game winning streak by the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
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