A day after nailing 38 points to the lakersthe Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo gave another show in Los Angeles on Friday in the triumph of the Milwaukee Bucks 119-106 before the Clippers.
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On a day that there were also recitals of Jayson Tatum (Celts) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder), Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in just 30 minutes of play at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The Clippers didn’t have their figure Kawhi Leonardwho they rested, but the Bucks also received their second sword, Khris Middleton, who is fresh off a knee injury.
Antetokounmpo, who will captain one of the teams of the All Star, He took over the clash from the first quarter with his exuberant play, in which he sows terror in the paint as well as taking advantage of his ball handling to enter from the perimeter.
The Greek signed a stat of 13/25 from the field and responded this time from the free throw line with 8/11. Taking advantage of the attention paid by rivals to Antetokounmpo, shooters of the Bucks They penalized from the outside line, with 17 triples with a 43% hit rate.
the center Brook Lopez had one of the best nights of the season with 22 points, 15 rebounds, 4 triples and 3 blocks.
With a comfortable lead of 17 points (109-92), Antetokounmpo was able to leave the court for the substitutes to complete the tenth consecutive victory of the Bucks, who are going to pass the Boston Celtics for the leadership of the Eastern Conference.
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Paul George scored 19 points in the negative 9/23 for the Clippers, who await the arrival of the numerous reinforcements hired this week in the transfer market, such as Bones Hyland, Eric Gordon and Mason Plumlee.