“That’s one of the wow moments – one of those things you don’t see every day – so even with him doing it it’s still that wow factor.”
Along with that exclamation-point jam, Giannis finished with 36 points, 20 rebounds and six assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the Philadelphia 76ers, 112-101. That’s to say nothing of his playmaking, defense or rebounding. “I do think the team works well, but to have a guy who can come in and get all the tough rebounds, get all the ones around the rim – it’s just such a great pairing with him and Brook. Just the way he rebounds to me is something that’s special, that stands out, makes him unique. Yeah, he’s special.”
In addition to recording the first 30-point, 20-rebound game of his career, Giannis posted his fifth straight game of at least 30 points and 15 rebounds, which is the longest such streak in the league in the past 35 years, surpassing Shaquille O’Neal. It’s his 11th such game with those numbers this season; the rest of the players in the league have 10 combined.