Giannis wins Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the fourth time this season
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for March/April. This is the fourth Player of the Month honor for Antetokounmpo this season after he won the award for the months of February, December and October/November. The only month he did not win the award during this NBA season was January when the award went to the 76ers Joel Embiid.
Antetokounmpo averaged 30.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 blocked shots per game, while shooting 57.0 percent from the field and 75.8 percent from the foul line, in March/April. While leading the Bucks to a 12-4 record in his games played in March and April, Antetokounmpo tallied a career-high 52 points vs. Philadelphia on March 17 and added two 40-point games, three 30-point games and eight 20-point games. His 45-points, 13 rebounds and six assists without a turnover at Philadelphia on April 4 was the first 45-point, 10-rebound, five-assist and no turnover game in the NBA since Michael Jordan accomplished the feat on Nov. 3, 1989. The 128-122 win over the 76ers also earned Milwaukee the top seed throughout the 2019 Playoffs.