Antetokounmpo finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in approximately 24 minutes during a 132-94 thrashing win over the understaffed Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
The reigning two-time MVP earned an standing ovation from fans when he passed “Big Dog” Robinson (12,010 points) on his slam dunk with 10 minutes, 58 seconds left in the third quarter.
Antetokounmpo, 26, now ranks second in points (12,023) and rebounds in Bucks history, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who leads the franchise with 14,211 points.
“Oh, that’s why they were cheering today?” Antetokounmpo said when told of the fans recognising the milestone. “I just realised that. It’s a great compliment. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, so I got to keep working hard, keep believing in myself, keep polishing my skills, keep having great teammates, great coaching staff. It’s a lot of hard work that paid off but got to keep moving forward.”