The NBA All-Star voting season is upon us!

With the NBA All-Star voting beginning on Christmas Day, fans now have the opportunity to select the players they believe should start at the 2023 NBA All-Star Game to be held in Cleveland, Ohio. When prospective All-Stars put on voting-worthy performances, we’ll be sure to grab their attention with our “NBA All-Star Moment of the Night” series to highlight those deserving players.

You can vote for your 2023 NBA All-Stars here, or find other ways to vote here.

This may have been the first game on the schedule on Saturday night, but Giannis Antetokounmpo claimed the All-Star moment of the night with his spectacular performance against the Pelicans.

Antetokounmpo, who has been in spectacular form since exiting the league’s Health and Safety Protocols on Dec. 25, edged out the great Elgin Baylor to move to 19th on the all-time triple-doubles list after scoring. 35 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a 136-113 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

This was Antetokounmpo’s second triple-double of the season and 27 of his career. Next up for the Greek Freak in the all-time triple-doubles standings: Michael Jordan in 18th place with 28.

Even more impressive, he did it with super efficient shots: 66.7 percent (12-18 field shots) from the field, 75 percent (9-12 feet) from the free throw line, and 50 percent from long range, confusing. the Pelicans with a variety of movements both from inside and outside of the painting.

It was the first time in his career that he scored at least 35 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, and it was just the fifth time in Bucks franchise history that a player has. Antetokounmpo was the first player to record a stat line of at least 35-15-10 and 65 percent shooting since 1977.

The only other players to have: Wilt Chamberlain (eight times), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Alvan Adams.

Antetokounmpo is certainly defending a third MVP trophy with his game this season, averaging 27.8 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season.

Milwaukee is now 16-2 when playing Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton. The win over New Orleans was the team’s sixth in a row, and they are just half a game behind the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls atop the Eastern Conference.

You can vote for Giannis Antetokounmpo for the NBA All-Star Game 2023 here.