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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks dominate the Warriors in the NBA

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and recorded his third triple-double of the season to lead the NBA champions Milwaukee Buc

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks dominate the Warriors in the NBA


Greece’s scored 30 points and recorded his third triple-double of the season to lead the champions to a 118-99 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

Antetokounmpo had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 28th triple-double of his career.

Forward Khris Middleton added 23 points, Bobby Portis 20 and Grayson Allen 15. Milwaukee was never far behind, racing to a 77-38 halftime lead.

Antetokounmpo had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the first half. The Bucks were just two points away from their biggest halftime lead in franchise history, a record they set this season.

Milwaukee also led 77-36 at the half in a 123-92 win over Orlando on Nov. 22.

For its part, Golden State outscored the Bucks in the second half and cut the deficit to 18 on a 3-pointer by Juan Toscano-Anderson with 9:39 left, but that was as close as the Warriors would get.

The leading man for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins with 16 points. Jonathan Kumginga had 15, star Stephen Curry 12 and Klay Thompson 11.

The Warriors were without Draymond Green with a sore left calf, which also kept him out of a loss at Memphis last Tuesday and caused him to play less than a minute in Sunday’s win over Cleveland.

Milwaukee was missing shooting guard Jrue Holiday for the fourth straight game. Holiday missed a win on Jan. 2 at Brooklyn while in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols and has since missed three games also with sore left ankle.

Pelicans beat Clippers

In New Orleans, the host Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-89 with good performances from Brandon Ingram and Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas.

Ingram stood out with 24 points, five rebounds and six assists, while Valanciunas did so with 18 points and a whopping 16 balls recovered in the rebound fight.

Another who stood out for the ‘Pelicanos’ was Herbert Jones with 14 points coming off the bench.

For the Los Angeles team, which was weak on offense, the best was Terence Mann with just 15 cards coming off the bench. Only player Marcus Morris was the only starter with a double-figure score with just 12 units.

Thursday’s results in the NBA:

  • Milwaukee at Golden State 118-99
  • New Orleans at LA Clippers 113-89
  • Memphis to Minnesota 116-108

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