Antetokounmpo had 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double. Both triple-doubles have come in his past four games. He had none in his first 212 games. Antetokounmpo is averaging 17.3 points, 12.1 rebounds in his past seven games. He's also averaged 9.0 assists in his past four games.
Jabari Parker scored 36 points, the first time in his career he has scored more than 30. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that it’s the first time in NBA history that one player, 21 or younger, scored 35 points and another of that age recorded a triple-double in the same game. Parker and Khris Middleton are the first Bucks teammates to score 30 or more in the same game since Ramon Sessions and Charlie Villanueva.
What else was interesting or unusual from the world of NBA box scores on Monday?
• The Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Indiana Pacers, and though LeBron James was the sole source of offense for most of the night, he was superseded at the end of the game by Tristan Thompson. Thompson’s 10 points in the fourth quarter were his most in any quarter this season. Thompson also blocked Rodney Stuckey’s layup attempt with the Cavaliers up two and 17.9 seconds remaining.
Thompson has four blocks when his team was up by no more than three points in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime. That’s tied for sixth-most in the NBA since he entered the league in 2011-12. The leader in that time is Pau Gasol with seven.
• Russell Westbrook's 28th triple-double was his ninth this season and 20th in the past two seasons (the latter is by far the most in the NBA). According to Elias Sports Bureau research, Westbrook's 11 triple-doubles through three quarters are most among active players. LeBron James ranks second with five.
This was a different kind of triple-double for Westbrook. His eight field-goal attempts on Monday were his fewest in one of his triple-doubles. Westbrook made 6 of 8 shots, giving him his most accurate shooting game from the field this season. Westbrook had nothing on Enes Kanter, who was 11-of-11 from the field. Kanter is the second player to be perfect from the field and make at least 11 shots in the past six seasons. The other was Serge Ibaka, also for the Thunder, against the Brooklyn Nets in January 2014.
• It was a team defensive effort that lifted the Boston Celtics past the Utah Jazz. In Boston’s 100-95 win, nine different players record a blocked shot. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, it’s the first time that the Celtics have had that many players block a shot since blocks began being tabulated in 1973-74.
Jamal Crawford scored 26 points for the Los Angeles Clippers in a win over the Nets. It's his league-leading 25th game with at least 25 points off the bench over the past five seasons (J.R. Smith is second with 20).
• John Wall scored 37 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, good for his 26th career 30-point game. That’s one more than Michael Jordan had in his time with the Washington Wizards. Marcin Gortat had 18 points, 20 rebounds and five assists, the first Wizards player with a 15/20/5 game since Chris Webber in 1996-97.
The 76ers were eliminated from playoff contention (yes, really) with the loss, falling to 8-52 this season.