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Today’s Sports Stat: December 27, 2017


With 28 points in the Bucks’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on December 26, Giannis Antetokunmpo has now scored 20 or more points in 22 straight games. This is the sixth longest streak in team history. Not only does Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hold the franchise record with 20 or more points in 71 consecutive games, but he also holds the top five spots in this stat. He had streaks of 71, 70, 39, 29 and 27 straight games with 20 or more points during his career with Milwaukee.

Giannis is one of only three players to have a streak of 20-plus games in a row with 20 or more points; in addition to Jabbar, Terry Cummings had a streak of 20 games in his career with the Bucks.

Nine different Bucks players had streaks of 10 or more games with 20 or more points. Jabbar had 14 such streaks in his time with the Bucks to top the list. Here are the Bucks players who had consecutive game streaks of 10 games or more with 20+ points. (The number of times in their career that they had such streaks in noted in parenthesis.)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 14 times

Marques Johnson, 5
Glenn Robinson, 5

Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2
Terry Cummings, 2
Michael Redd, 2

Sidney Moncrief, 1
Ricky Pierce, 1
Flynn Robinson, 1
 

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Today’s Sports Stat: October 25, 2017

With 147 points in the first four games of the season, Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo surpassed legendary big man Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points by a Bucks’ player in the first four games of a season. Jabbar had 146 in the first four games of the 1970-71 season.

Giannis’ 147 points was the seventh time in Bucks history that one of their players had 115 or more points in the first four games of a season. In addition to the Green Freak’s 147 and Jabbar’s 146, the others who reached the 115-point mark for the Bucks in the first four games of a season: Jabbar, 1972-73, 142; Marques Johnson, 1978-79, 128; Jabbar, 1974-75, 118; Ray Allen, 2001-02, 117; and, Michael Redd, 2005-06, 115.

Giannis also jumped into the Top 10 of the NBA’s list of players with the most points in the first four games of a season. His 147 gave him the 10th highest total in league history. He became the 15th player in NBA history to have 140 or more points in the first four games of a season (it has been done 19 times since 1963-64). Michael Jordan (four times) and Jabbar (twice) are the only players to do it more than once in their careers.

The 15 players to score 140 or more points in the first four games of an NBA season: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Tiny Archibald, Rick Barry, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, George Gervin, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry West, Russell Westbrook. (Note: Davis, DeRozan and Westbrook each did it last season, 2016-17).

For the record, Jordan holds the NBA record with 163 points scored in the first four games of a season. He did it in 1989-90. He also holds the second-most mark with 158 points in 1986-87.

 

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Is Michael Redd the best pure shooter in Bucks history?

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Last night former Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Redd officially announced his retirement from the NBA. Redd spent 11 years in Milwaukee during his 12-year career (he spent one year in Phoenix) and averaged 19 points per game in the league.

Redd currently ranks fourth on the Bucks all-time scoring list with 11,554 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Glenn Robinson and Sidney Moncrief, and he is one of five Bucks to play 19,000 or more minutes in a Bucks uniform.

So here’s the question: Where does Redd rank as one of the greatest Bucks of all-time? Also, considering that Redd was known primarily as a shooter, where should he be ranked among the best pure shooters in Bucks history?

Let’s throw some numbers out to help this discussion. Based on Bucks players who played 200 or more games with the franchise, Redd is one of six Bucks players who had a career field goal percentage above 44%, a career three-point shooting percentage above 35% and a career free throw shooting percentage above 80% (these numbers are only while playing with the Bucks). The six players:

Player, Career FG Pct, 3-PT Pct., FT Pct
Ray Allen: .450/.406/.879
Craig Hodges: .478/.404/856
Michael Redd: .449/.383/.840
Jack Sikma: .447/.352/.884
Mo Williams: .450/.364/.853
Brian Winters: .478/.363/.843

Your choice as the best pure shooter in Bucks history?

Finally, although Redd was known primarily as a shooter, he is one of only six players in Bucks history to accumulate 2,000 rebounds, 1,000 assists and 10,000 points in his Bucks career. The six:

Player, Rebounds, Assists, Points
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 7161/2008/14211
Bob Dandridge: 4497/1956/11478
Marques Johnson: 3923/1934/10980
Sidney Moncrief: 3447/2689/11594
Michael Redd: 2334/1305/11554
Glenn Robinson: 3519/1609/12010

So, where does Redd rank on your list of all-time Bucks?

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Can Kevin Durant add an NBA title to his scoring title in 2012?

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Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant won his third straight NBA scoring title becoming the eighth player in the league to win three or more scoring titles in their career; he joins Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, George Gervin, Allen Iverson, George Mikan, Neil Johnston and Bob McAdoo. He is also the seventh player to win three straight scoring titles.

With the Thunder still alive in the playoffs, Durant is hoping to join another elite group: those scoring titleholders who won an NBA championship the same season. The last time the scoring leader’s team made it to the NBA Finals was in 2001 when Allen Iverson’s 76ers lost to the L.A. Lakers. The last time the scoring leader’s team won the NBA title was the previous year when Shaquille O’Neal’s Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers.

Only five different players have won a scoring title and championship in the same season (it has, however, happened on 11 different occasions). They are:

Player, Team, Scoring title/championship year

Joe Fulks, Philadelphia, 1947

George Mikan, Minneapolis, 1949

George Mikan, Minneapolis, 1950

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee, 1971

Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1991

Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1992

Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1993

Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1996

Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1997

Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1998

Shaquille O’Neal, L.A. Lakers, 2000

Here’s a few additional stats regarding players who won the NBA scoring title.

* Five scoring leaders saw their team lose in the NBA finals: Chamberlain (1964), Rick Barry (1967), Jerry West (1970), O’Neal (1995) and Iverson (2001).

* Fifty-five of the 65 scoring leaders played in the playoffs that same year.

* The ten seasons in which the scoring leader’s team did not play in the playoffs: Neil Johnston, Philadelphia (1953, 1954, 1955); Chamberlain, San Francisco (1963); Nate Archibald, Kansas City-Omaha (1973); Pete Maravich, New Orleans (1977); Adrian Dantley, Utah (1981); Bernard King, N.Y. Knicks (1985); David Robinson, San Antonio (1994); Tracy McGrady, Orlando (2004).

* The scoring titleholder’s team made it to the final four in 31 of the 65 playoffs.

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Can Minnesota’s Kevin Love become the NBA’s newest ’26-13′ player?

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As Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love and the team decide how to deal with his “mild concussion” and if he will return for the remainder of this season, his stats for this year sit at 26.0 points per game and 13.3 rebounds per contest. Should Love and the team decide that he will sit out the remainder of this season, Love will end the campaign as only the fourth player in the last 30 years to average 26+ points per game with 13+ rebounds per game.

In NBA history, there have been 40 times when a player averaged 26 points and 13 rebounds per game. The last to do so was Shaquille O’Neal in the 1999-2000 season when he averaged 29.7 points per game and 13.6 rebounds per contest.

Here’s a quick look at the last five occasions when a player ended the year with a “26-13” season.

Player, year, points per game/rebounds per game

Shaquille O’Neal, 1999-2000, 29.7/13.6

Shaquille O’Neal, 1993-94, 29.3/13.2

Hakeem Olajuwon, 1992-93, 26.1/13.0

Moses Malone, 1981-82, 31.1/14.7

Moses Malone, 1980-81, 27.8/14.8

If Love ends the year with a “26-13” season, he will become the 13th player in NBA history to accomplish this feat. Wilt Chamberlain tops the list with eight “26-13” seasons.

Here’s the 12 players who had at least one “26-13” season in their NBA career.

Player, “26-13” NBA seasons

Wilt Chamberlain…..8

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar…..7

Bob Pettit…..6

Elgin Baylor…..4

Walt Bellamy…..3

Elvin Hayes…..3

Bob McAdoo…..2

Moses Malone…..2

Shaquille O’Neal…..2

George Mikan…..1

Billy Cunningham…..1

Hakeem Olajuwon…..1

Did you know? Here’s another interesting fact about Kevin Love’s 2011-2012 season. If he ends the year averaging over 13 rebounds per game, he will become only the fourth player in NBA history to average 13+ rebounds and make over 100 three-point shots. First to accomplish this mark was Shawn Marion of the Phoenix Suns in 2004-05 when he made 144 three-points shots to go with 11.3 rebounds per game. Antawn Jamison with Washington in 2007-08 made 120 threes along with averaging 10.2 rebounds per game. The last player to accomplish this feat was Indiana’s Troy Murphy, who did it in two consecutive seasons, 2008-09 (161 and 11.8) and 2009-10 (128 and 10.2).