Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 55 points in his return from a one-game absence, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 123-113 on Tuesday night, bursting their five-game winning streak.
Antetokounmpo has scored at least 40 points in three straight games for the first time in his career. The two-time MVP sat out a 118-95 loss to the Wizards on Sunday because of a sore left knee.
The only other Bucks to score at least 40 points in three straight appearances are Flynn Robinson in February 1969 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in February 1972.
Antetokounmpo also had 10 rebounds and seven assists, giving him at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in his past three games. The only other players in NBA history to have three straight performances of 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists are Elgin Baylor in 1961 and 1963, Wilt Chamberlain in 1963 and Russell Westbrook in 2016.
Antetokounmpo's previous career high was a 52-point effort against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 17, 2019.