The Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo sealed his record for points on Tuesday, scoring 55 in the victory of the Milwaukee Bucks against the Washington Wizardsin a day of the NBA in which Oklahoma City Thunder humiliated Boston Celtics Y Sacramento Kings beat Utah Jazz despite final scare.
BUCKS 123 – WIZARDS 113
Antetokounmpo broke his career high with 52 points in a game on Tuesday with a double-double of 55 points and 10 rebounds, along with 7 assists and 2 steals, to lead the Bucks in Milwaukee’s victory over the Washington Wizards.
Two of his teammates also achieved a double-double: Bobby Portis, with 17 points and 13 rebounds, as well as 4 assists and 2 steals; and Brook Lopez with 21 points and 12 rebounds, with 3 assists, 1 steal and 6 blocks. Pat Connaughton added 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Bucks (24-13) thus ended a 5-game win streak against the Wizards (17-22), to whom they had lost on Saturday (95-118).
For the visitors, the performances of the Latvian Kristaps Porzingis stood out, with 22 goals, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block; and Kyle Kuzma, with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Four other visitors scored more than 10 points.
After a fairly even first quarter (32-28), the locals began to take advantage at the halfway point (61-49), with 24 points from Antetokounmpo, but it was reduced at the end of the third quarter (90- 85), with 36 goals from the Greek.
The difference between the locals was reduced to 3 in the middle of the last quarter, but there was Giannis surpassing his career record of 52 points to reach his 55 (123-113). Antetokounmpo also broke personal and franchise records by scoring 40 or more points in the last three straight games.
THUNDER 150 – CELTICS 117
Oklahoma City Thunder humiliated at home a few Celtics who could not get enough of the reasonable performances of their stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum in the first three quarters in a game that the locals dominated from the beginning.
The leaders of the Eastern Conference, the Celtics (26-12), thus lost their second game in a row after winning 4 in a row against the Thunder (16-21), who was more successful than Boston in field goals (59.2 % vs. 45.5%) and three (50% vs. 30%).
The Thunder’s star guard, Australian Josh Giddey, had 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals; Luguentz Dort contributed 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals; Tre Mann, Jalen Williams and Isaiah Joe each had 21 points; Aaron Wiggins scored 17 and Kenrich Williams scored 10.
For the Celtics, Brown had 29 points, Tatum 27 and Malcolm Brogdon and Payton Pritchard each added 17.
After a fairly even first quarter 34-33, at halfway through the game the locals got a 20-point advantage (74-54) and they went so far as to extend the difference to 37 points.
The third quarter ended 122-91 when Brown and Tatum had made all of their points while seven Thunder players had 10 or more, and the game ended 150-117.
JAZZ 115 – KINGS 117
Sacramento Kings almost lost at the last moment against Utah Jazz in a game that was winning throughout its development. Three free throws by Finn Lauri Markkanen tied the score at 115, with 16 seconds left, but a tackle De’Aaron Fox, reaching his 37 points, sealed the duel.
However, With 0.4 on the clock, Markannen managed to receive the ball and score the basket that would force overtime. He and the whole stadium celebrated it, but the review by the referees led to the annulment as the ball left their hands after the buzzer.
The Jazz (15-22) thus lost their fifth straight game while the Kings (20-12) have won three of their last four.
Fox contributed, in addition to the 37 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.
Domantas Sabonis added a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds, as well as 8 assists; and Harrison Barnes added 19 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Keegan Murray contributed 16 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block; and Kevin Werther had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.
For Utah, Markkaenen had 28 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist while Jordan Clarkson, who reached 10,000 career points in the first quarter, had 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Three other Jazz players scored more than 10 points and Argentine Leandro Bolmaro did not participate in the match.
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NBA summary: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 55 points, the Thunder humiliated the Celtics and the Kings won with suspense