NBA roundup: Giannis tallies triple-double for Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo registered his second triple-double of the young season with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists on Sunday, helping the host Milwaukee Bucks get back on the winning track with a 144-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
The Bucks used an 18-1 run in the first quarter to take command in their first
game since losing Thursday at Boston, their first defeat after opening the
Antetokounmpo, who had only one triple-double last season, hit eight of his 11
shots and nine of his 12 free throws. His other triple-double this season had
come against Philadelphia last month.
Justin Jackson had 22 points for the Kings, who had won five in a row and were
looking to sweep a four-game trip that began with wins over Miami, Orlando and
Raptors 121, Lakers 107
Kyle Lowry added 21 points and matched his season best with 15 assists to set
a club record of eight straight games with 10 or more assists. It was his
seventh double-double this season.
Wizards 108, Knicks 95
John Wall scored 26 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and Washington Wizards beat
New York in the nation's capital to snap a five-game losing streak.
With the score tied at 86 early in the fourth quarter, the Wizards went on an
extended 16-2 run that included seven points by Beal, who also blocked a
Mitchell Robinson layup at the other end during that stretch.
Dwight Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds in his second game with the
Wizards and Markieff Morris scored 16 points. Beal, who added eight rebounds,
scored 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Wizards recorded their first
Suns 102, Grizzlies 100
Devin Booker scored 25 points, including two key jump shots late in the game,
as Phoenix ended a seven-game losing streak with a win over visiting Memphis.
Booker hit a 20-foot jump shot from the left wing with 1.7 seconds remaining
over the Grizzlies' Garrett Temple to give the Suns the lead for good. He also
hit an 18-foot jumper from near the top of the key to give Phoenix a 100-98
lead with 29 seconds remaining.
Trevor Ariza scored 16 points and had nine rebounds for the Suns, and Mikal
Bridges added 14 off the bench as the Suns won for the first time since
defeating the Dallas Mavericks in their season opener.
Nets 122, 76ers 97
D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Caris LeVert added 20 points as Brooklyn
pulled away in the third quarter to beat visiting Philadelphia, which
committed 28 turnovers and remained winless on the road.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 21 points, while Jarrett Allen posted a
double-double with 15 and 10 boards as the Nets shot 47.6 percent and overcame
a 46-38 rebounding disparity by getting 11 steals and forcing the most
turnovers in the NBA this season.
Ben Simmons led Philadelphia with 20 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh
double-double. Joel Embiid posted his league-leading 10th double-double with
16 and 15 rebounds.
Magic 117, Spurs 110
Aaron Gordon poured in 26 points as visiting Orlando, at least for one night,
played to its promise in a win over San Antonio.
Orlando led by 17 points heading to the final quarter and seemed to have put
the game on ice with 3-pointers by Jerian Grant and Gordon and a follow-up
dunk by rookie Mohamed Bamba to make it 99-76.
San Antonio, playing the second game of a home back-to-back, finally got
rolling late to cut the Orlando lead to five points with 1:41 to play. But
Nikola Vucevic hit a jumper and D.J. Augustin canned a pair of free throws
with 16.2 remaining to repel the Spurs' comeback bid.
Portland Trail Blazers 111, Timberwolves 81
Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Portland breezed to
an easy win over visiting Minnesota.
Damian Lillard scored 18 points and CJ McCollum added 16 for the Trail
Blazers, who were in front after the opening minutes and led by as many as 36
points. Meyers Leonard came off the bench for season highs in scoring (15) and
rebounds (12) and Zach Collins added 11 points for the Blazers.
--Field Level Media