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NBA rescinds Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double—report

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on March 5, 2023 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

The NBA is rescinding the triple-double that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo secured in the waning seconds of Sunday’s game, ESPN reported Monday.

Antetokounmpo collected a defensive rebound, his ninth overall, with 10 seconds remaining in Milwaukee’s 117-111 win over the Washington Wizards.

He then dribbled the length of the floor, ostensibly to run out the clock, but then threw a soft toss to himself off the backboard, seemingly collecting his 10th rebound and fourth triple-double of the season.

Giannis really created his own rebound to secure a triple-double ????

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 6, 2023

No dice, the league decided Monday.

A player has to shoot “with intent to score a field goal,” the NBA rules read.

Antetokounmpo’s stat line now reads 23 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds in Game No. 64 of the season.


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