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NBA Playoffs 2019: Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo earns Player of the Night

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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With Round 1 all wrapped up, the 2019 NBA Playoffs are heating up even more with the Conference Semifinals action!

Every day from now until the end of the postseason, our NBA.com Staff will bring you one top performer following the completion of the playoff games on that night.

You'll be able to see the best performance and three honourable mentions from each night, while also having access to all prior "Player of the Day" files, as we see who can tally the most honours these playoffs.

Today's player of the night is...

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Team Result: Bucks 123, Celtics 102

Stat line: 29 points (7-16 FG, 2-4 3PT, 13-18 FT), 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.

By his standards, the Greek Freak didn't have a great Game 1 against the Boston Celtics.

Game 2, however, he ensured he was back with his all-round impact. He impacted the game in all stat categories.

He was a huge catalyst in the Bucks outscoring Celtics 39-18 in the third quarter as he contributed 15 of his 29 in the quarter.

Honourable mentions

Draymond Green

Team Result: Warriors 115, Rockets 109

Stat line: 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals.

The Warriors are 27-0 when Draymond Green records a triple-double and although he came mightly close to recording one in Game 2, the Dubs won the game anyway.

Khris Middleton

Team Result: Bucks 123, Celtics 102

Stat line: 28 points (10-18 FG, 7-10 3PT, 1-1 FT), 7 rebounds, 1 assist.

Everybody had a bounce-back for the Bucks. Middleton knocked down 7 3-pointers en route to scoring 28. He joined the company of Hall of Famer Ray Allen as the only Bucks players ever to record 7 3-pointers in a playoff game.

Kevin Durant

Team Result: Warriors 115, Rockets 109

Stat line: 29 points (9-22 FG, 3-6 3PT, 8-10 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 assist

With 29 for the night, Durant continued his hot streak and finished as team's highest scorer for the fifth straight game. His 2019 postseason average of 34.3 is the highest of his career.

Previous winners

April 13 - Stephen Curry

April 14 - Giannis Antetokounmpo

April 15 - Lou Williams

April 16 - Kawhi Leonard

April 17 - James Harden

April 18 - Ben Simmons

April 19 - Russell Westbrook

April 20 - Joel Embiid

April 21 - Kawhi Leonard

April 22 - Giannis Antetokounmpo

April 23 - Damian Lillard

April 24 - Lou Williams

April 25 - Nikola Jokic

April 26 - Kevin Durant

April 27 - Kawhi Leonard

April 28 - Al Horford

April 29 - Jimmy Butler

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