Giannis Antetokounmpo totaled 29 points and 15 rebounds in 22 minutes in the NBA on Monday, as the Milwaukee Bucks easily extended their run to 12 consecutive wins, beating the New York Knicks 132: 88.
Antetokounmpo recorded a “double-double” for the 20th time in 21 games, most recently reaching that stat in just 15 minutes. The only time he failed to make a “double-double” was two nights ago, when he scored 41 points, but missed another jump.
Antetokounmpo was accurate in 10 of 14 shots from the field, scoring three three-pointers. He did not play in the last 16:54 minutes of the game and spent the entire fourth quarter supporting teammates, including his brother, Thanasis D.J.
Julius Randle led the Knicks with 19 points, but the other four New York quarterbacks – Kevin Knox, Taj Gibson, RJ Barrett and Dennis Smith Jr. – managed to score a total of 18 points, with 5 accurate shots from 33 total attempts. This was the seventh consecutive defeat for the Knicks.
Suns 109, Hornets 104
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored two crucial three-pointers at the last minute to save Phoenix, who had misused a great lead and then recovered to secure a win against Charlotte.
76ers 103, Jazz 94
Tobias Harris scored 26 points and nine rebounds, while Al Horford contributed 17 points to help Philadelphia defeat Utah.
Hawks 104, Warriors 79
Trae Young scored 24 points and helped Atlanta end its ten-game losing streak with a win against Golden State. This was the deepest point victory for Atlanta this season.
Pacers 117, Grizzlies 104
Seven Pacers players reached double-digit numbers in points, while Domantas Sabonis was decisive in Indiana’s win over Memphis with a “triple-double”.
Bulls 113, Kings 106
Lauri Markkanen stopped Sacramento with four free throws and Zach LaVine closed the game with a three-point lead near the end, allowing Chicago to win against the Kings.