Defense? Who needs it? Giannis Antetokounmpo scores career high 41, Lakers score 47 in quarter and win


Defense may well win championships, but it’s not entertaining. And on a cold February night, we want to be entertained.

Like by Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring a career-high 41 points on 11-of-20 shooting against the Lakers (video above). With Jabari Parker out for the season with a torn ACL, more scoring load is going to fall on the Greek Freak, and it was up to it Friday night.

But it wasn’t enough, the Lakers still got the 122-114 win. The difference was the Lakers’ 47-point first quarter.

Are you not entertained?