SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jrue Vacation scored a season-high 33 factors to go together with 11 assists and 7 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Sacramento Kings 129-128 on Saturday evening.
Brook Lopez had 26 factors and Donte DiVincenzo added 12 factors, seven assists and a season-best 14 rebounds for Milwaukee. The Bucks have received three straight following consecutive losses to the Celtics, Knicks and Clippers.
De’Aaron Fox scored 27 factors for Sacramento, and Terence Davis had a season-high 27 off the bench. Buddy Hield scored 19 and Tyrese Haliburton added 12 factors and 11 assists.
Antetokounmpo was held out due to left knee soreness, in the future after the reigning two-time MVP scored 47 factors in a 127-109 win over Portland.
Minus their main scorer, the Bucks led a lot of the method however wanted six factors from Vacation within the last 2:23 and a heads-up timeout by Khris Middleton to carry on.
Middleton struggled together with his shot a lot of the evening and was boxed in by two defenders close to the baseline close to the Kings’ bench late. Simply earlier than going out of bounds, Middleton referred to as a timeout. Referees gave it to him as a number of Sacramento coaches yelled in protest.
Pat Connaughton, who began instead of Antetokounmpo, made two free throws over the ultimate 9 seconds to assist Milwaukee dangle on.
The Bucks have received 10 straight in opposition to the Kings.
Bucks: Middleton missed 11 of his first 12 photographs. … DiVincenzo has 4 double-doubles this season.
Kings: Marvin Bagley III (damaged finger) stays out. … Reserve guard DaQuan Jeffries was waived. Jeffries averaged 3.5 factors in 18 video games this season.
Bucks: Go to the Warriors on Tuesday. Milwaukee has received two straight in opposition to Golden State, together with a 138-99 victory this season.
Kings: Face the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Monday. The groups will play a back-to-back in Sacramento later this month.