Antetokounmpo named All-NBA second team

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbles past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half on Tuesday in Portland. [Associated Press)

MILWAUKEE (WLUK) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo was named to the All-NBA Second Team, marking the second consecutive season the Bucks forward has been named Second Team All-NBA.

Antetokounmpo becomes the first Buck since Sidney Moncrief in 1984-85 and 1985-86 to be named to an All-NBA team in back-to-back seasons and is just the fifth player in franchise history to earn All-NBA honors multiple times.

In his fifth NBA season, Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to their second consecutive playoff berth and the team’s most wins since the 2009-10 season while setting new career highs in points (26.9, ranked T-4th in the NBA) and rebounds (10.0, ranked 11th in the NBA) per game in addition to dishing out 4.8 assists per game (second-highest of his career). He also shot a career-best 52.9 percent from the field, becoming one of only four players since 1976 (C. Barkley, L. Bird, D. Robinson) to average at least 26.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while shooting 50.0 percent or better for a season.

On the season, Antetokounmpo tallied 2,014 points, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Redd as the only players in Bucks history to score 2,000 points in a season.

Antetokounmpo is joined on the All-NBA Second Team by LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City).

The NBA's All-NBA first team includes Hosuton's James Harden and Cleveland's LeBron James, who were unanimous first-team All-NBA selections. Also on the first team are Portland's Damian Lillard, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Kevin Durant.

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