NBA rescinds Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double—report
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 😅 pic.twitter.com/jjz7OXDsex
— 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.