Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 24 factors, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to gas the host Milwaukee Bucks to a 134-101 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday.
Antetokounmpo made 8 of 12 photographs from the ground and all seven makes an attempt from the free-throw line in his first contest since being named the All-Star Recreation’s Most Useful Participant on Sunday.
Bryn Forbes drained all seven of his 3-point makes an attempt to complete with 21 factors for the Bucks, who shot 57.5 % from the ground to notch their seventh win previously eight video games.
Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez every added 14 factors as Milwaukee avenged a 130-110 loss at New York on Dec. 27.
RJ Barrett scored 22 factors and Alec Burks added 17 off the bench for the Knicks, who opened a four-game street journey with a thud. New York has misplaced eight of its previous 11 contests away from Madison Sq. Backyard.
New York’s Julius Randle struggled in his first look since collaborating within the All-Star Recreation. He shot simply 3 of 12 from the ground and completed with seven factors, although he added eight rebounds and 6 assists.
The Knicks have been inside two factors earlier than the Bucks scored 24 of the ultimate 33 factors of the second quarter to assert a 68-51 lead at intermission. Donte DiVincenzo scored seven fast factors to ignite the surge and D.J. Augustin drained a pair of 3-pointers for Milwaukee, which made 7 of 15 photographs from past the arc within the first half.
Antetokounmpo, who historically is on the receiving finish of an alley-oop, arrange Lopez for an emphatic dunk to increase the Bucks’ result in 77-56 early within the third quarter.
Milwaukee pushed the benefit to 26 factors after Forbes sank a 3-pointer early within the fourth quarter. Forbes drained his seventh 3-pointer to present the Bucks a 122-87 benefit with 4:08 to play.
New York’s Derrick Rose sat out his third consecutive recreation resulting from COVID-19 protocols.
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