By Eurohoops Team/ [email protected]
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the court after a five-game absence and led Milwaukee Bucks to a convincing 150-130 win over Detroit Pistons.
The Greek freak shook the rust off immediately, scoring 20 of his 29 points in the first quarter, as the Bucks went two points shy of the NBA record with 49 points in the first 12 minutes. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.
“I was trying to be aggressive, and some shots fell,” Giannis said.
Two-time MVP had problems with the left knee but successfully returned to the court alongside his faithful sidekick Khris Middleton, as the Bucks’ dynamic duo played their first game together after more than a month.
“The band is back together,” Antetokounmpo said after the game.
On the other side of the court, Bojan Bogdanovic had a great night, scoring 33 points, but it didn’t help immensely to the Michigan team.
Sacramento Kings crushed Memphis at home 133-100, leading for almost 48 minutes.
Surprisingly, Domantas Sabonis was just the fifth scorer of the winning side, but the big man from Lithuania got another triple-double with 14 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds.
He helped his team achieve the largest win margin of the season, score the most points against Memphis ever, and was a big part of the team’s season-high rebounds – 53.
Santi Aldama scored eight points for the losing side, who played without Ja Morant and Steven Adams.
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