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Antetokounmpo lead Bucks to victory against Pistons


Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded an overwhelming 21 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks for the Bucks’ win against the Detroit Pistons 115-105 on Tuesday night.

“I love that about this team, every game we don’t play well, the next game we try from the first minute to set the tone.” said Antetokounmpo. The NBA-leading Bucks improved to 13-0 after losing a game.

Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said the incredible streak conveys the character and the competitiveness of the team.

“Really good teams historically, they usually bounce back after a loss,” Budenholzer said. “And, so far this team has been able to do that.”

“We learn from our mistakes,” said Bucks reserve Pat Connaughton, who matched a season high with 16 points. “The unfortunate thing in sports is you tend to learn a lot more from losing than you do winning.”

Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter when Antetokounmpo was limited after having two fouls already. Eric Bledsoe also contributed 20 points and seven assists, Khris Middleton with 15 points and Tony Snell added 11 points for the Bucks.

The top two teams in the Eastern Conference, Bucks VS Raptors, will contend at Toronto in a matchup on Friday (Manila time). (Janiel Abby Toralba)