This is a bizarre season for the NBA in a bizarre time for the world. There is, however, one constant. The Eastern Conference standings are a mess.
Winning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, puts Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, at the age of 25, in an exclusive club with Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. But Giannis' theme for the offseason and next year remains getting better.
The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.
Despite Monday's defeat, there’s still a chance Milwaukee Bucks could be able to make a case as the most dominant team in league history in one regard — margin of victory.
NBA: Bucks become first team to seal playoffs berth; LeBron James' clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics
The Milwaukee Bucks sealed a spot in the postseason after just 56 games while the Lakers beat traditional rivals Celtics, thanks to a LeBron James clutch jumper with 30 seconds left.
Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple double of the season and Paul George made a successful return to Indiana as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Pacers 100-95 on Wednesday.
NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook scored 42 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-110 NBA victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday.