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Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks to Best Start in Franchise History

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Antetokounmpo recorded the 30th triple-double of his career. Credit: Twitter/Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to their best start on Friday with a 115-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The win makes it 8-0 for the Bucks, who are now NBA’s last unbeaten team and became the first team to start the season 8-0 since 2015-16. The Golden State Warriors began the year 24-0 en route to an NBA record of seventy-three regular-season wins.

“Great to be a part of it,” Bucks star Antetokounmpo said after Friday’s win.

“You can never take it for granted,” he said. “I’m very, very happy to be a part of it and being able to have a team that we’re able to start the season 8-0. But at the end of the day, I’m happy that we are building good habits.”

Antetokounmpo records 30th triple-double of his career for the Bucks

Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists on Friday for the Bucks, snapping his streak of six straight 30-point games but recording the 30th triple-double of his career. Holiday scored 29 points with eight rebounds and six assists, his fourth straight game with at least 25 points.

Antetokounmpo and guard Jrue Holiday scored or assisted on 87 of the Bucks’ 115 points.

“8-0 is great, but I’m just proud of how the team is playing,” Antetokounmpo said.

“How we’re defending together and how we’re moving the ball,” the two-time MVP said. “How we’re getting open shots. How we’re being unselfish and how we’re building good habits. Hopefully, those habits can carry over to the next game [Saturday] and to the 74 games we have left plus playoffs.”

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