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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo was able to impose his will against Billy Donovan’s Chicago Bulls for their sixth game of the season.
The two-time MVP took advantage of his matchup with rookie Patrick Williams and scored a total of 12 points in 3:34 minutes while also drawing two fouls from the 19-year-old, per NBC Sports Chicago‘s Rob Schaefer.
The tracking data is in!
According to https://t.co/qIw6Hycmry, Williams at least partially guarded Giannis for 17.2 possessions last night. 3:34 minutes.
Giannis in those possessions: 12 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3P), 4 ast, 0 turnovers. Williams also committed 2 shooting fouls on GA https://t.co/A2ggi2n3Zm
— Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) January 2, 2021
It didn’t matter which player the Bulls threw at Antetokounmpo’s way as he finished the slate with a game-high tally of 29 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists for the Bucks. Six of his teammates also scored in double digits led by newcomer Bryn Forbes who led with 18 points while shooting on a 4-of-6 clip from beyond the arc.
Bucks managed to secure a 126-96 victory. And after the game, the rookie also spoke on his matchup with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“My chest is on fire right now just from the shoulders that he gave me,” he jokingly said via NBC Sports.