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Giannis Antetokounmpo freaks out on a historic night

Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks triumphed over the Indiana Pacers with a score of 140-126 in a game of the regular NBA season. The Pacers have been somewhat of a black cat for the Bucks, winning the previous two meetings this season. This includes a 128-119 win in the semi-finals of the first-ever NBA In-Season Tournament.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a franchise and personal-high 64 points to lead the Bucks to victory, surpassing Milwaukee’s previous all-time best set by Michael Redd in 2006. The Greek Freak also recorded the most points without scoring a 3-point shot in NBA history since the beginning of the 3-point era in 1979. It was also the most points with fewer than 30 field goal attempts in a game in NBA history, an accomplishment largely aided by Giannis’ 24 points from the free-throw line.

Instead of concluding such a historic night with smiles, the Bucks and Giannis found themselves embroiled in controversy, adding another layer to his nickname ‘The Greek Freak’. After the game ended, Antetokounmpo wanted to get the game ball and save it as a memory when chaos unfolded. He first had a heated exchange with Tyrese Haliburton on the court before storming the Pacers’ locker room in search of the ball.