Week In Review: Bucks keep rolling, Giannis Antetokounmpo style

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Feb 6, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (00) sits dejected on the fans seats after he missed a three point shot late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Rockets won 117 to 111. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, Feb. 6: Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets

This game looked like it would get out of hand in a hurry Friday night.  Houston couldn’t miss shooting the ball, and opened up a 36-23 lead to end the first quarter.  Despite Milwaukee fighting back all night, they couldn’t complete the comeback.

Houston defeated Milwaukee 117-111.

The Rockets are known for taking a lot of three pointers, and Friday night was no different.  Houston went 15-of-32 from three point land while Milwaukee was just 4-of-17.  Forward Trevor Ariza went 6-of-10 from three while Houston star James Harden was 3-of-6.

But who cares about them.  Friday night was all about Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Giannis played his most aggressive game of the season, as he ended Friday night with a career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds on 11-of-16 shooting.

Giannis played with an aggressive edge that we had only seen glimpses of in the past.  This was the first time he played with that aggression from beginning to end.  Take a look for yourself below.

This was Giannis’ breakout game.  He’s had nice performances in the past, but none comparable to what he did Friday night.

It’s obvious that Giannis has been able to develop is game, because the results have been staggering.  I’ll get into the details later this week, but his ability to shoot the basketball has opened his game up drastically.  Friday may have been his career night as of now, but I don’t see that standing for too long either.

The loss dropped Milwaukee to  27-23 on the year.  Their final game this week was Saturday night against the Boston Celtics.

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