Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to 109-102 victory over Lakers with season-high performance

Giannis Antetokounmpo exploded for 47 points to fire the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-102 승리 Bill Hader는 Barry Berkman의 문제를 실제로 알지 못합니다. 수요일 밤에.

Last season’s Finals MVP was at his scintillating best, scoring a season-high on 18-of-23 from the field to correct the reigning NBA championscourse after back-to-back defeats last weekend.
Defeats on the road to the 보스턴 셀틱스 and Atlanta Hawks had compounded a slow start to the season for the Bucks but victory over the Lakers lifts them to 7-8 with four-game home stand at Fiserv Forum to come.
    안테토쿤포 — who also finished with nine rebounds and three assists — 득점 28 first-half points to help give his team an 11-point lead at the half over a team still reeling from the absence of four-time MVP LeBron James, whom the Lakers (8-8) hope will return for Friday’s fixture against the Celtics.
      Antetokounmpo shoots over the Lakers' Dwight Howard during the first half.

      대조적으로, the Bucks were bolstered by the long-awaited return of two-time All-Star Khris Middleton whohaving missed eight games due to a positive Covid-19 testmarked his homecoming with 16 포인트들, five rebounds, six assists and a piece of franchise history.
        With two crucial three-pointers in the fourth quarter, the 30-year-old moved level with Hall of Famer Ray Allen on 1,051 threesthe most in Bucks history.
          경기 후, the ‘Greek Freak,’ who fittingly sealed the win with two free throws in the closing stages, welcomed Middleton’s return.
          Feels good to have him back,” Antetokounmpo told reporters.
          Just having him out there, he draws a lot of attention. People gotta guard him and he’s gonna make the right play. He definitely helped the teamhit two back-to-back threes for us, gave us momentum, made great plays down the stretch defensively, offensively.
          This is a good opportunity now that Khris is back for us to start getting back on track. Start building some games right here. We’ll see. I cannot predict the future but we’re in a good place right now.

          ‘A little rusty

          Having missed his first five shots before settling as the game progressed, Middleton reflected on a “녹슨” opening display.
          My form was way off,” Middleton said. “But I kind of expected that.
          First game back after a while, not really touching the ball for almost two weeks. Knowing thatgonna be a little rusty.
          Just try to take the best shot possible, play within the game but be aggressive at the same timestaying with it and knowing that at some point I was gonna find it.
          Talen Horton-Tucker led the way for the Lakers with 25 포인트들, 12 리바운드 및 3 어시스트, followed up by Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis on 19 과 18 각기.
          Horton-Tucker drives between Pat Connaughton and Khris Middleton during the first half.

            Los Angeles will hope Jamesimminent return can spur an upturn in fortunes following a muddled early season that sees the Lakers sitting 8-8 with four more away games looming before a return to LA.
            Elsewhere, the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Wizards dropped to 10-4 다음 97-87 defeat on the road to the Charlotte Hornets (9-7), while out West, the Phoenix Suns continued their league-best, marauding 10-game win streak with a 105-98 defeat of the Dallas Mavericks (9-5).

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