Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis scores 42 to lead Bucks over Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and passed off eight assists to spark defending champion Milwaukee over Boston 103-101 on May 7 in the NBA playoffs.

The Greek superstar center also had two blocked shots and two steals for the Bucks, who seized a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference second round series, which continues at Milwaukee on today.

Nets shock NBA champion Bucks, Morant dazzles in Grizzlies win

Kyrie Irving returned from a two-week absence to score a season-high 38 points and lead the Brooklyn Nets to a nail-biting 126-123 win over the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 26.

Irving's decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 means he cannot play home games because of New York's vaccine mandate. But he showed no sign of rust against the Bucks.

Antetokounmpo appears in safety ad

NBA basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo has appeared in a commercial in his native Greece, released ahead of Christmas to urge people to observe public safety measures during the pandemic.

"All victories start with defense," the Milwaukee Bucks star said, speaking in Greek in the minute-long spot edited in black and white.