The ‘Greek Freak’ scored an impressive 44 points and added 14 rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes of action as his side edged to a 120-119 victory in New York.
The 27-year-old made 14 of his 21 shots to move past Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s previous franchise record of 14,211 points.
Antetokounmpo took the game into overtime, and broke the record, after hitting a three-pointer with 18.7 seconds left of regulation time and then sank the tie-breaking free throws with three seconds remaining in OT.
“It doesn’t really matter because at the end of the day if you don’t have a successful season […] nobody is going to remember this.
“I want myself to stay humble. The more humble I get, the more hungry I stay, the more things I can accomplish.”
Bucks guard Jrue Holiday added: “That’s definitely the MVP.”
“He’s improved his game a lot and it’s shown — from the free throw line to his fadeaway to his three-point shot. From last year to this year, it’s so much better. I felt like us kind of hanging on his coattail in that way gies us confidence as well,” Holiday said to the media.
Despite Antetokounmpo’s heroics, Brooklyn star Kevin Durant had a chance to win it for the Nets.
Durant recorded 26 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists for the home team but missed a last second three-point attempt in OT which would have won it.
But the Bucks survived and have now won 12 of their last 15 games.