Antetokounmpo has put together historic back-to-back 40/20 games

Anyone leaving Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the mid-season MVP discussions is doing it wrong.

As evidence, Antetokounmpo put up 43 points, 20 rebounds and five assists against the Timberwolves on Friday. That echoed his 45-point, 22-rebound, seven-assist game against the Bulls a couple of nights earlier.

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The last player with back-to-back 40/20 games was Wilt Chamberlain, and the only other player to do it was Elgin Baylor. Antetokounmpo has had 40+ points in four of his last six games.

“It’s a great compliment to be around those guys,” said Antetokounmpo, via the Associated Press. “I just want to win games so I just tried to go out there and do whatever I can to push myself to the limit.”

The Bucks are 23-12 on the season and sit tied for second in the East with the Nets (winners of 11 straight), just behind the Celtics in a stacked top of the conference.

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