Giannis Antetokounmpo had 47 factors and 12 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped the Portland Path Blazers’ four-game profitable streak with a 127-109 victory Friday night time.
Jrue Vacation added 22 factors and 10 assists for the Bucks, who led by 24 factors through the third quarter.
The sport featured two of the league’s finest scorers: Damian Lillard was averaging 29.eight factors, second within the NBA, whereas Antetokounmpo entered fifth with 28.3.
Lillard completed with 32 factors for the Blazers, who’ve dropped six straight towards the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo’s 47 factors matched his season excessive however fell in need of his profession excessive of 52.
Jeff Teague, signed by the Bucks on Wednesday after he was waived by the Orlando Magic, made his debut and performed 10 minutes. Bobby Portis, who missed the earlier 4 video games due to well being and security protocols, additionally returned for Milwaukee.
An early 11-Zero run helped the Bucks soar to a 19-7 lead. Milwaukee led by 14 factors through the opening half, however the Blazers closed the hole to 60-53 earlier than heading into the break.
Antetokounmpo led all scorers on the half with 24 factors, whereas Lillard had 18 for the Blazers.
Lillard’s 3-pointer received Portland inside 60-58 early within the fourth quarter, however the Bucks wouldn’t let the Blazers get any nearer. Vacation’s basket prolonged Milwaukee’s result in 86-70, and the Bucks capped the quarter with an 11-1 run.
The Blazers bench went Zero for 16 from the sector by means of the primary three quarters. Anfernee Simons hit a 3-pointer early within the fourth to finish the drought.
Milwaukee was coming off a 112-97 victory on the Lakers on Wednesday, which snapped a three-game shedding streak.
Bucks: It was the third of a six-game highway journey and first of a back-to-back. … Antetokounmpo has 32 double-doubles in 44 video games this season.
Path Blazers: It was the second and final assembly between the groups. The Bucks gained the primary 134-106 on Feb. 1. … The Blazers, averaging 16.Three 3-pointers per sport, had 11 within the opening half alone.
The Bucks go to Sacramento on Saturday.
The Path Blazers host the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Saturday.