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The Milwaukee Bucks, current NBA champions, extended their poor start to the season by losing to the Washington Wizards on Sunday, while the Clevel

The , current champions, extended their poor start to the season by losing to the on Sunday, while the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks on the court with 37 points from Spanish Ricky Rubio.

Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists for the Bucks, who once again had sensitive absences such as Khris Middleton’s, falls due to a coronavirus contagion.

Point guard Jrue Holiday, the team’s third sword, stayed in 14 points with a 6/16 shooting from the field.

Milwaukee thus added its second consecutive defeat by 101-94 and falls to tenth place in the Eastern Conference, with 4 wins and 6 losses.

His executioner on Sunday, the Washington Wizards, unexpectedly occupy the third position of the East with a record of 7-3 without resenting the loss of his figure Russell Westbrook.

The escort All-Star Bradley Beal shined with 30 points and forward Kyle Kuzma chipped in another 15 for the Wizards.

“We made it difficult for him”Beal said after the Wizards capped the Bucks to 39% shooting. “I feel like I played a playoff game tonight.”

In New York, Spanish Ricky Rubio scored the highest score of his 11 seasons career in the NBA in the 126-109 victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Knicks.

Starting from the bench, the point guard offered an exhibition in the emblematic Madison Square Garden with 37 points (13/19) and 10 assists.

With an unusual confidence from the line of three, the Spanish nailed 8 triples of 9 attempts, scoring up his lopsided pitches.

The shots “were inside, I kept shooting, working hard, it’s a great victory,” Rubio said. “When the ball goes in it looks like you’re making the right plays, but it’s not about scoring, it’s about (taking) the right path every time. “

Win at Madison “It is very big but (the season) is a marathon. We have to enjoy what we do to want more, “said the point guard, 31 years old.

The Cavaliers are one of the most pleasant surprises of the season by being in sixth place in the East (7-4), one ahead of the Knicks (6-4), who had Julius Randle as the top scorer with 19 points.

– Durant shines against Raptors –

In Toronto, Kevin Durant scored 31 points in the Brooklyn win Nets 116-103 over the Raptors, who celebrated the return to the courts of Cameroonian center Pascal Siakam.

Durant, who has scored at least 22 goals in his first 10 games of the season, he also added 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Nets to record their fifth straight victory.

With Kyrie Irving absent due to his refusal to be vaccinated against covid-19James Harden multiplied to support Durant with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.

Former Canadian player Steve Nash got the first win in his country as head coach of the Nets.

“It means a lot,” said the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). “This is a very special place for me. Not only Canada, but also Toronto (…) It is definitely a sweet victory. “

For the Raptors, Siakam played his first game of the season after surgery on the left shoulder and finished with 15 points in 25 minutes, while Fred VanVleet contributed 21 points and OG Anunoby another 16.

On his turn, heThe (3-8) surprised the by 107-100 with a stellar performance of his young point guard Cole Anthony, who reached 33 points with 5 triples.