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Giannis leads Bucks in win vs Warriors

TOO STRONG Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (beautiful) dunks past Golden Tell Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins for the duration of the 2nd half of of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee (January 14 in Manila). AP PHOTO

MILWAUKEE: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 facets and had his third triple-double of the season to relieve Milwaukee rout the Golden Tell Warriors 118-99 on Thursday (Friday in Manila) in Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer’s return from the NBA’s Covid-19 protocols.

Antetokounmpo had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 28th occupation triple-double.

Budenholzer neglected four games whereas in the health and security protocols, with assistant Darvin Ham taking on as performing head coach. The Bucks went 1-3.

Khris Middleton added 23 facets, Bobby Portis 20 and Grayson Allen 15.

Milwaukee below no conditions trailed and raced to a 77-38 halftime succor. Antetokounmpo had 23 facets, seven rebounds and seven assists in the principle half of.

The Bucks had been factual two facets alarmed of their largest halftime lead in franchise historical past, a yarn they enviornment this season. Milwaukee led 77-36 on the half of in a 123-92 victory over Orlando on November 22.

Andrew Wiggins led the Warriors with 16 facets.

Grizzlies 116, Timberwolves 108

In Memphis, Desmond Bane scored 21 facets, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 and Memphis pulled away from Minnesota in the final minutes for its 11th straight victory.

Ja Morant had 16 facets, nine assists and eight rebounds, and John Konchar added 15 facets and a occupation-solely 17 rebounds.

Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 30 facets. D’Angelo Russell had 29 facets and six assists, and Karl-Anthony Cities added 25 facets and nine rebounds.

Direct 130, Nets 109

In New York, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 facets, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Lu Dort scored 27 facets and Oklahoma Metropolis beat Brooklyn.

Rookie guard Josh Giddey added 19 facets for the Direct, who jumped on a weary Nets crew to snap a 5-game shedding trot with their first victory in 2022. They hadn’t won since beating New York at residence on New Year’s Eve.

However with NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant resting, the Direct led with ease for a huge selection of of the final three quarters and improved to 14-27 on the midpoint of their schedule.

James Harden had 26 facets, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Nets, who might now not muster ample energy after their 138-112 rout of the East-leading Bulls in Chicago on Wednesday (Thursday). They had Kyrie Irving for that game but now now not Thursday (Friday), as he stays ineligible to play in New York Metropolis whereas unvaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.

Pelicans 113, Clippers 89

In New Orleans, Brandon Ingram scored 24 facets to relieve New Orleans beat Los Angeles.

Jonas Valanciunas added 18 facets and 16 rebounds for the Pelicans. They led at some level of and by as many as 28 facets en path to their third victory in four games.

Terance Mann scored 15 facets, and Marcus Morris had 12 for the Clippers.

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