By Antigoni Zachari / firstname.lastname@example.org
We are used to seeing imposing performances by Giannis Antetokounmpo by now, though he keeps providing with more exciting, record-breaking games.
This time around, the Greek Freak joins Tony Parker and Dirk Nowitzki in a “Holy Trinity” of European players in the NBA who have scored 50 points and more. In fact, Giannis achieved the third-best offensive performance of a European up to this date!
|November 5, 2008||Tony Parker||Spurs vs. Timberwolves||55||FG: 22-36
|December 2, 2004||Dirk Nowitzki||Rockets vs. Mavericks||53||FG: 15-32
|March 17, 2019||Giannis Antetokounmpo||Sixers vs. Bucks||52||FG: 15-26
(info provided by basketball-reference.com)
It is to be noted that Hakeem Olajuwon also deserves a mention at this point, as part of the “international” perspective of most points scored in a single game, with his 51-point performance against Boston on January 18, 1996, and his 50-point one against Denver on April 19, 1990.
Relive Giannis’ career-high, 52-point performance here.