Antetokounmpo dominates as Bucks rally past Pacers
By Agence France-Presse
Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple double with 33 points 19 rebounds and 11 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks extended their longest road winning streak in 33 years with a 106-97 win over Indiana.
Antetokounmpo had a hand in every basket by the Bucks in the first quarter and led them back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth.
The three-time all-star from Greece carried the NBA-leading Bucks to their seventh consecutive win on the road. It is the longest road winning streak since the 1984-85 season. Milwaukee has also won eight of their last nine games just before the league’s all-star break.
The Pacers couldn’t contain Antetokounmpo, who scored a dozen points as the Bucks went on a 30-11 scoring burst to end the game. In the first quarter he made five of their nine baskets and assisted on the other four.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and Darren Collison added 14 to lead the Pacers, which had their six-game winning streak stopped.
Antetokounmpo made consecutive layups to tie the game 95-95 with just under four minutes to go in the fourth.
He then fed Ersan Ilyasova for a layup to make it 97-95 and the Bucks ran away with it from there with superior scoring down the stretch.
Elsewhere, D’Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139.
Joe Harris scored 25 points and Carroll had 18 as the Nets improved to above .500 (30-29).
Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 42 points and Collin Sexton had 24 points and Marquese Chriss added 23 in the loss.
The teams were playing their final game before the all-star break.