Giannis presided his first NBA playoff triple double last night as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated Miami 120-103 to beat the Heat out of the post-season in the opening round.
Greek star Antetokounmpo had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists to spark the Bucks, who were led by 25 points from center Brook Lopez and 22 more off the bench from Bryn Forbes.
Khris Middleton added 20 as the Bucks rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to win the best-of-seven series 4-0. They will await the winner of the Brooklyn-Boston series in the second round.
“We’ve got to focus on ourselves, try to get better,” Antetokounmpo said. “We want to get better defensively and whoever we get in the next round, we’re going to be ready.”
Antetokounmpo became only the third Bucks player with a playoff triple double after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970, when he was known as Lew Alcindor, and Paul Pressey in 1986.