Giannis and the Bucks take down Durant and the Nets

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

The Milwaukee Bucks won the duel of the night against the Brooklyn Nets with 121-109 on the road and improved to a 26-15 record in the East, behind the Nets themselves (24-13).

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 31 points, nine assists, seven rebounds but he wasn’t alone. Bobby Portis added 25 points, 12 boards and Khris Middleton scored 20 points.



On the opposing side, Kevin Durant had 29 points, nine boards, seven assists while James Harden logged 16 points, nine boards, seven assists. Kyrie Irving was unable to play due to his vaccination status.



Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic put on a big game as well with 33 points, ten rebounds, seven assists as he led the Denver Nuggets to a 121-111 home win against the Sacramento Kings.



Facundo Campazzo had six points, seven assists, three rebounds. For Sacramento, De’Aaron Fox scored 30 while Alex Len had 18 points and ten boards.

Among the 30-point performances of the night was also Joel Embiid who scored 31 in win over the Spurs for which Jakob Poeltl had 17 points.

LeBron James carried the Lakers once again (against the Hawks) with 32 points, nine assists, eight boards. Trae Young dished out 14 assists (25 points) for Atlanta with Bogdan Bogdanovic adding 15 and Danilo Gallinari 14 points.



Nikola Vucevic logged 16 points, 14 rebounds in the Bulls’ ninth straight win, this time against Washington.

The performance of the night, by the numbers, went to the Raptors as Fred VanVleet went for a 37-10-10 triple-double in win over the Utah Jazz who were missing their complete starting five, and more.



Standings

Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Philadelphia 76ers 49 23 .681 113.6 108.1 5.28
Brooklyn Nets 48 24 .667 1.0 118.6 114.1 4.24
Milwaukee Bucks 46 26 .639 3.0 120.1 114.2 5.57
New York Knicks 41 31 .569 8.0 107.0 104.7 2.13
Atlanta Hawks 41 31 .569 8.0 113.7 111.4 2.14
Miami Heat 40 32 .556 9.0 108.1 108.0 -0.06
Boston Celtics 36 36 .500 13.0 112.6 111.2 1.32
Washington Wizards 34 38 .472 15.0 116.6 118.5 -1.85
Indiana Pacers 34 38 .472 15.0 115.3 115.3 -0.13
Charlotte Hornets 33 39 .458 16.0 109.5 111.4 -1.94
Chicago Bulls 31 41 .431 18.0 110.7 111.6 -0.94
Toronto Raptors 27 45 .375 22.0 111.3 111.7 -0.54
Cleveland Cavaliers 22 50 .306 27.0 103.8 112.3 -8.19
Orlando Magic 21 51 .292 28.0 104.0 113.3 -9.02
Detroit Pistons 20 52 .278 29.0 106.6 111.1 -4.38

 

Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Utah Jazz 52 20 .722 116.4 107.2 8.97
Phoenix Suns 51 21 .708 1.0 115.3 109.5 5.67
Denver Nuggets 47 25 .653 5.0 115.1 110.1 4.82
Los Angeles Clippers 47 25 .653 5.0 114.0 107.8 6.02
Dallas Mavericks 42 30 .583 10.0 112.4 110.2 2.26
Portland Trail Blazers 42 30 .583 10.0 116.1 114.3 1.81
Los Angeles Lakers 42 30 .583 10.0 109.5 106.8 2.77
Golden State Warriors 39 33 .542 13.0 113.7 112.7 1.10
Memphis Grizzlies 38 34 .528 14.0 113.3 112.3 1.07
San Antonio Spurs 33 39 .458 19.0 111.1 112.8 -1.58
New Orleans Pelicans 31 41 .431 21.0 114.6 114.9 -0.20
Sacramento Kings 31 41 .431 21.0 113.7 117.4 -3.45
Minnesota Timberwolves 23 49 .319 29.0 112.1 117.7 -5.25
Oklahoma City Thunder 22 50 .306 30.0 105.0 115.6 -10.13
Houston Rockets 17 55 .236 35.0 108.8 116.7 -7.50

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