Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo makes the fourth-fewest attempts at a shot in 50-point NBA games

MILWAUKEE Giannis AntetokounmpoHe scored 50 points, and made 17 of 21 field goal attempts Tuesday night to lead the charge Milwaukee BucksTo a 128-119 triumph over the Indiana Pacers.

The 21 attempts were the fourth-lowest number of attempts in a game with 50 points in NBA history.

It was the first time Antetokounmpo had scored 50 points since the NBA Finals Game 6. His performance in that game helped Milwaukee win the championship. This was his first 50-point season (and the third overall) since November 2019.

Antetokounmpo ended the game with 50 points, 14 boards, and four assists against Pacers. He is only the third player in NBA history who has 50 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting 80% from the floor. Wilt ChamberlainFour times Karl Malone.

Milwaukee coach, “The efficiency…it's…it…it's…it…it's Giannis.” Mike Budenholzer said. “He's special. It's difficult to imagine scoring 50 points at 21.

Antetokounmpo was injured in his left ankle and missed Monday's Trail Blazers game. However, he made all 18 free throws. He scored 19 points in fourth quarter and hit all seven of his field goals, making him the player with the most field goal attempts in the last quarter.

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