Wednesday, December 7, 2022
HomeEntertainmentAntetokounmpo scores 28 as Bucks past Clippers 137-113

Antetokounmpo scores 28 as Bucks past Clippers 137-113

147 Views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, Jrue Holiday added 27 and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the second half to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 137-113 Sunday night.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, second from right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, second from right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Bucks had three players with double-doubles. Antetokounmpo pulled down 10 rebounds, Holidway had 13 assists and Bobby Portis 24 points and 11 rebounds.

It is the first time since last April that the Bucks have had three players with at least 24 points in a regular-season game.

Milwaukee led 60-53 early in the third quarter before it went on a 19-3 run over a 2 1/2 minute span to put the game out of reach. Pat Connaughton made four of his six 3-pointers during the spurt and Middleton scored five points.

Los Angeles Clippers center Isaiah Hartenstein, left, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Los Angeles Clippers center Isaiah Hartenstein, left, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Bucks’ largest lead was 26 points late in the fourth quarter as they won for the seventh time in nine games.

Milwaukee — which tied a season high in points — shot 54.5% from the field (48 of 88) and was 19 of 38 from beyond the arc.

Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, right, tries to shoot as Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, right, tries to shoot as Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Norman Powell, who was acquired in a five-player trade with Portland on Friday, had 28 points in his Clippers debut and Marcus Morris Sr. scored 20 points along with eight rebounds. Robert Covington, who was also acquired in the deal, had 13 points.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Norman Powell, right, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Los Angeles Clippers forward Norman Powell, right, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Clippers led 32-28 at the end of the first quarter and scored the first five points of the second quarter before the Bucks tied it at 37 with nine straight points.

Milwaukee had a 53-49 lead before scoring seven of the final nine points of the first half to take a 60-51 advantage at halftime.

TIP-INS

Bucks: Milwaukee is 17-0 this season when scoring at least 120 points and 10-0 when shooting 50% or better as a team.

Clippers: Ivica Zubac returned after missing two games due to a calf injury and scored 10 points.

UP NEXT

Bucks: Remain in Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers: Begin a three-game trip at Memphis on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Norman Powell, right, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports Los Angeles Clippers forward Norman Powell, right, shoots as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular