Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to their 12th straight win, breaking the team’s career assists record before exiting the game due to a sprained right wrist.
The Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls 112-100 on Thursday night, with Brook Lopez scoring a season-high 33 points, Jevon Carter adding 22, and Jrue Holiday contributing 15 points and nine assists.
Although the Bucks were in control throughout the game, Antetokounmpo’s early exit due to injury overshadowed their victory, as he was hurt while attempting to block a shot by Coby White and had to stay down on the court in pain.
Giannis Antetokounmpo set a new career assists record for the Milwaukee Bucks with 3,274 over 10 seasons, surpassing Paul Pressey’s record of 3,272 from 1982 to 1990, before leaving the game with a sprained right wrist.
Antetokounmpo finished with only two points and three assists, a season-low, as well as seven rebounds. He matched the assists record with a 3-pointer pass to Brook Lopez early in the game and broke the record with another 3-pointer pass to Jevon Carter, which increased the Bucks’ lead to 19-10 in the first quarter.
In addition to career assists, Antetokounmpo also holds the Bucks’ records for blocks, triple-doubles, free throws made, free throws attempted, and minutes.
Despite the Bucks winning their 12th straight game, Antetokounmpo’s injury cast a shadow over the team.
Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Bulls, who lost their sixth consecutive game, their worst streak since losing six straight in the 2020-21 season.