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Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points after a one-game absence as the champion Bucks defeated the Nets 121-109 on Friday. in the NBA, while


Greek scored 31 points after a one-game absence as the champion defeated the 121-109 on Friday. in the , while LeBron James threw his Lakers on his shoulder to beat the Atlanta Hawks.

Along with the Greek, his companion Khris Middleton added 15 of his 20 in the third quarter and center Bobby Portis he scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half to help the Bucks snap a two-game losing streak.

The last defeat occurred without Antetokounmpo, who did not play Wednesday night against Toronto due to an illness not related to Covid-19.

The Bucks don’t have coach Mike Budenholzer, point guard Jrue Holiday and several other key players due to coronavirus health and safety protocols.

Antetokounmpo had nine assists and seven rebounds, and Portis captured 12 balls in the rebounding fight.

For the New York quintet the also star Kevin Durant finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, but his team conceded their fifth consecutive loss at home.

He also astro James Harden finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. by the Nets, who won on Wednesday at Indiana with Kyrie Irving making his season debut.

Irving was not in the arena on Friday, as he is not eligible to play at home because he has not been vaccinated against covid-19 as required for professional athletes in New York City.

Milwaukee went to the intermission with a 60-49 advantage despite Antetokounmpo playing just two and a half minutes of the period before going to the bench with a third foul.

-LeBron unstoppable –

In Los Angeles, the hosts Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 134-118 thanks to another excellent performance from star LeBron James.

LeBron overflowed with 32 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, While his teammates Malik Monk, Avery Bradley, Talen Horton-Tucker and Carmelo Anthony also contributed greatly to the Los Angeles team.

Monk finished with 29 points, Bradley and Horton-Tucker with 21 each and veteran Anthony with 17 and seven sacks off the bench. Also veteran Russell Westbrook did it with nine cards, 11 rebounds and 13 assists.

For the Hawks the marksmen were Trae Young, with 25 points and 14 rebounds and John Collins with 21.

In Denver, locals Nuggets beat Sacramento Kings 121-111, with excellent support from Serbian Nikola Jokic with 33 points and 10 balls recovered in the rebounding fight. Argentine Facundo Campazzo contributed six points, three rebounds and seven assists off the bench.

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