NBA group stage: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 40 goals in Bucks comeback win

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks
December 1, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) gets ready ahead of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at the Fiserv Forum. Required credit: Benny Sieu-USA Sports TODAY

December 2, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks fought back from an 18-point deficit and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored the winning goal with two seconds left in regulation to beat the Charlotte Hornets 127-125 on Monday night.

Milwaukee got its eighth straight win after overtaking the Hornets 67-57 in the second half to complete the comeback after going without a lead for nearly 34 minutes.

Charlotte’s Miles Bridges threw up a bang in front of the whistle, but it didn’t fall, giving the Bucks a sixth straight home win.

Antetokounmpo won 40 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Khris Middleton adds 21 points to the Bucks. Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball hit a career-high 36 points along with nine assists and five rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr finished with 25 points for the Hornets.

Cavaliers 111, heat 85

Kevin Love scored a top 22 on the bench as Cleveland broke a 20-game losing streak spanning more than a decade in games in Miami.

Duncan Robinson of Miami fired a 0-7 shot from the floor and failed to score. That ended his 69-game streak with at least a three-pointer, which is the second-longest running streak in the NBA. Before Wednesday, Cleveland’s last win in Miami was on January 25, 2010.

Cleveland annoyed Miami with its height when 6-11 Jarrett Allen had 19 points, 11 rebounds and a five-block game high. Evan Mobley, the 7-foot-tall rookie, had 17 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks as Cleveland won his third game in a row. Tyler Herro returns from a two-game absence to lead the Heat with 21 points.

Magic 108, Nuggets 103

Cole Anthony had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a successful return to the roster and Franz Wagner hit a straight triple with 1:45 remaining as hosts Orlando rallied to beat Denver and ended a seven-game losing streak.

Wagner’s 3-pointer gave Magic a 106-103 lead. Will Barton missed an unbalanced triple from the left, and Anthony took two free throws after being fouled in recovery to score. Wagner finished with 15 points and was one of six Magic players with doubles.

Nikola Jokic had 18 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists for the Nuggets, while Aaron Gordon scored 17 points on his return to Orlando.

Celtics 88, 76ers 87

Jayson Tatum had a career-high 26 points and 16 rebounds as the home side Boston overcame Philadelphia for a second straight win and fifth in the last seven games.

Dennis Schroder added 13 points from the bench for Boston, Al Horford added 10 points and 8 rebounds, Robert Williams III added 10 points and Jaylen Brown finished with 9 points in the 3/11 series.

Seth Curry leads the 76ers with 17 points. Shake Milton contributed 16 points from the bench while Boston-born Georges Niang added 12 for Philadelphia, who have lost for the ninth time in 12 games.

Hawk 114, Speed ​​111

Trae Young scored 33 points, his fifth straight game with 30 plus, and Atlanta beat Indiana in Indianapolis.

The win is considered the 700th career win of coach Nate McMillan, although he has been self-isolating because his son, assistant coach Jamelle McMillan, has tested positive for COVID-19 calculated earlier in the day. Indiana’s Malcolm Brogdon missed a dangerous shot from halfway to close the game.

Young was 13 for 27 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, and added 10 assists and eight rebounds. Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, and John Collins provided 14 points and four blocks. Brogdon led Indiana with 27 points and nine assists, while Domantas Sabonis added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Myles Turner had 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.

Rocket 114, Lightning 110

Jae’Sean Tate scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Houston visit to a win over Oklahoma City.

The Rockets extended their win streak to four immediately after a 15-game losing streak. The Thunder have lost 7 games in a row and 9 out of 10 games.

Tate scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, while Armoni Brooks got 10 of his 18 points from the bench in the final as the Rockets overcame the Thunder 41-29 in the fourth inning. Houston’s return spoiled the big night for Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored a season-high 39 points on a 12/26 shot.

Sorcerer 115, Timberwolves 107

Bradley Beal scored four points in a row to lead a late game and Montrezl Harrell capped a season-best 27-point night with a pair of cards that coincided with hosts Washington’s withdrawal from Minnesota.

Beal finished with 19 points, Daniel Gafford 18 and Davis Bertans 15 for the Wizards, who won for the third time in the past four games after losing 4/5.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored a 34-point, 10 rebound double for the Timberwolves, who have lost for the second time in the past nine games.

Mavericks 139, Pelicans 107

Luka Doncic scored 18 of his top 28 in his game in the first quarter while visiting Dallas having racked up a season-high score and dominating New Orleans.

Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 10 rebounds, Jalen Brunson scored 17 and Tim Hardaway Jr had 16 as the Mavericks won for the second time in seven games. They fired 68.7 percent from the floor, including 18 out of 34 out of 3 pointers. Dallas used all 15 players, 13 of whom scored, and the bench totaled 72 points.

Brandon Ingram scored 29 points, Devonte’ Graham added 13, Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 12 and Kira Lewis Jr had 11 as he led the Pelicans, who went into the game having won three of the last four in the span. Their best time of the season.

Kings 124, Clippers 115

Sacramento continued to enjoy a visit to Los Angeles, taking its second win at Staples Center in six days, this time convincingly.

De’Aaron Fox took the top 24 in the game, Terence Davis scored a season-best 23 and Davion Mitchell added 20 for the Kings, who went away with a 141-137, three-overtime win over the Lakers on the next trip. Los Angeles last week.

Subs Luke Kennard and Terance Mann each had 19 points while Ivica Zubac picked up 17 for the Clippers, who lost their third straight. The Kings’ win over the Clippers was the fourth of the two teams’ previous five meetings in Los Angeles, while the Clippers have won 15 times in a row in Sacramento.

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Huynh Nguyen

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