Giannis Antetokounmpo breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Milwaukee Bucks scoring record

NEW YORK – Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted this one.

As he compiled numbers and climbed over names in respective Milwaukee Bucks and NBA recorded histories these last few seasons, he has allowed himself to briefly recognize the moment before moving beyond it. But – but – never too far in advance. It’s a mental tightrope he’s become comfortable on.

This one, however, was different.

“It’s cool,” he announced a few games before he broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s franchise scoring mark Thursday night on a step-back three-pointer over Brooklyn center Andre Drummond with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The shot tied the score, 110-110.

He then hit the two game-winning free throws in a 120-119 overtime victory at the Barclays Center.

“How many points 14,000-something? Ohhh! I’m a bucket! I’m a bucket! It’s fun, you know?”

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