Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes all-time blocking leader for the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo became the franchise leader in blocks Friday night, as he led visiting Milwaukee to a 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets, snapping his seven-game winning streak. .

Antetokounmpo had 41 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks, beating Alton Lister to claim another record in Bucks history. Antetokounmpo, whose 1.7 blocks per game is his highest since the 2016-17 season, also holds franchise records for free throws, defensive rebounds and triple-doubles.

“It’s a great moment. A great compliment to my career,” Antetokounmpo said of setting the mark. “But I have to keep improving. I have to keep defending better … It’s great to achieve something like this in my career, but I have to keep moving forward, keep improving and keep helping my teammates win games.”

Antetokounmpo was 4-for-13 and finished with just 15 points in the Bucks’ loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday. He responded Friday, canceling 15 of 19 shots from the field and making 10 of 14 free throws. It is the second time this season that Antetokounmpo has 40 points, 15 rebounds and five assists.

Only Joel Embiid has had a similar game this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.