Match Report: Milwaukee Bucks 129-124 Los Angeles Clippers

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s near triple-double created history as the Bucks managed to get the win in Staples Center and have four wins in a row. 

Antetokounmpo lit up the scoresheet with 38 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists. 13 points came in the fourth quarter to ensure a Milwaukee win against a Clippers squad without both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. With another dominant performance, last season’s MVP became the first player in NBA history to have 200 points, 100 rebounds and 50 assists in the first eight games of a season. 

Clippers Center Montrezl Harrell took charge after Clippers were missing their superstars. Harrell had a double-double with 34 points and 13 rebounds. Also noticeable was Patrick Beverlys´s double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Last season’s sixth man of the year, Lou Williams also contributed to the clippers with 34 points. Despite coming back into the game, they were in need of their superstars to get them over the edge. 

Both teams won two quarters each, but Milwaukee outscored the home team in the second quarter with 13 points and had an 11 point lead going into the halftime. Clippers managed to get the game down to single digits before the fourth quarter and almost completed a comeback, but Antetokounmpo made sure Milwaukee got the win. 

After the win Milwaukee are second in the Eastern conference with six wins and two losses. Milwaukee got two more road games before returning to the Fiserv Forum. Clippers are at the fifth spot in the Western conference with five wins and three losses. Their next two games agre at home, before an away trip down to Houston. 

Sub-edited by Brandon Spalding

This image of Giannis by Keith Allison complies with the Creative Commons License.

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