Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 factors, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his third consecutive triple-double to guide the Milwaukee Bucks previous the Washington Wizards 133-122 Monday night time for his or her fourth consecutive victory.
The Bucks pulled away late after letting a 26-point third-quarter lead slip to 5 halfway via the fourth. When the Wizards acquired inside seven within the remaining minutes, Antetokounmpo scored the following 4 factors to make it a double-digit sport once more.
Antetokounmpo mixed for 64 factors, 26 rebounds and 21 assists within the two-game collection at Washington that Milwaukee swept. He additionally had 24 factors, 10 rebounds and 10 assists within the first triple-double of this run towards the New York Knicks final week.
Antetokounmpo grew to become the third participant this season with a triple-double in three video games in a row, becoming a member of Washington’s Russell Westbrook, who did it twice, and Miami’s Jimmy Butler. His seventh profession 30-point triple-double handed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for probably the most in workforce historical past, and he is the primary Bucks participant to have three triple-doubles in a row.
The Bucks saved tempo with Jap Convention-leading Philadelphia and at the moment are two video games again with Brooklyn in between.
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 37 factors after sitting out Saturday to relaxation a sore left knee. Russell Westbrook had 23 factors and a season-high 17 assists. Washington has misplaced 4 in a row.
Bucks: Kris Middelton rebounded from a 1 for five begin to rating 23 factors. … Brook Lopez added 22. … F Axel Toupane was inactive the day after signing a two-way contract.
Wizards: F Davis Bertans (proper calf tightness) and G Raul Neto (left rib contusion) had been cleared to play about an hour earlier than tipoff after being thought of questionable. Bertans made three of his 5 3-point makes an attempt to complete with 9 factors. … Rui Hachimura scored 22 factors on 9-of-18 capturing.
POOR MAN’S BROOKS
Requested if he noticed somewhat of himself in Neto, Wizards coach Scott Brooks joked, “He is positively a poor man’s me: very poor, however he tries.”
“I’m certain when he was rising up in Brazil that I used to be his favourite participant,” Brooks added earlier than getting critical. “I like guys that battle. Whenever you play a standard season, 82 video games, if you happen to don’t have scrappers and grinders, January and February turn out to be very troublesome, and also you want guys like him.”
Bucks: Go to the 76ers on Wednesday with an opportunity to shut the hole within the East standings.
Wizards: Host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday within the third of a five-game residence stand.
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