Giannis Antetokounmpo named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, March 15 through Sunday, March 21, according to the NBA.
This is the third time this season he has been given the title and the 16th time in his career.
#Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after averaging a triple double last week— Darius Joshua (@DariusJoshuaTV) March 22, 2021
Antetokounmpo lead the Bucks to a 3-0 record last week and averaged a triple-double by putting up 29.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 10 assists per game, according to the Bucks.
He started the week with a triple-double on Monday when the team beat the Wizards. He became the first player in franchise history to record a triple-double in three consecutive games, officials say.
On Wednesday, Antetokounmpo followed his streak with a 32-point, 15-rebound win over the 76ers.
Officials say he finished the week by matching his career-high of 15 assists and scored 26 points with eight rebounds, scoring another victory over the Spurs on Saturday.
Averaged a triple-double for another POTW. pic.twitter.com/cPI7Fc8jbe— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 22, 2021
The Bucks are on a season-winning streak with six games.
Antetokounmpo is one of only two players in the league averaging at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists per game, according to the Bucks.