Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots to lift the Milwaukee Bucks past the host Philadelphia 76ers 118-116 on Tuesday.
Antetokounmpo blocked Joel Embiid's shot with 1.6 seconds left to preserve the win. The play was originally called goaltending, but the ruling was overturned after a video review.
Khris Middleton added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Jrue Holiday contributed 18 points and 10 assists for the Bucks (47-28). Brook Lopez scored 17 points and Grayson Allen had 10 as Milwaukee overcame a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to win for the third time in four games.
James Harden led Philadelphia with 32 points and nine assists, while Embiid added 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Tobias Harris chipped in 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers (46-29), who have dropped two in a row.
Giannis is 39 points off tying the all-time points leader for the bucks all time
If he keeps averaging 29.9 per game it will take Giannis 1.3 games to pass that record.
Giannis can pass Kareem with a 40 bomb against the nets or he can pass Kareem against the clippers at home.