Giannis ties career-high in assists to lead Bucks to sixth straight win

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Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points a career-high-tying 15 assists plus eight rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the San Antonio Spurs 120 – 113 to capture their sixth straight win. It’s the longest winning streak for Milwaukee in 2020-21 so far.

Jakob Poeltl finished with eight points and six rebounds for the Spurs that were without Dejounte Muray and Patty Mills. “We had 29 assists tonight against a hell of a team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “We’re thrilled with the way we played. We just have to keep the consistency.”

Jonas Valanciunas dominated inside the paint with 19 points and 15 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 111 – 103. Golden State, that had won Friday, was missing center Kevon Looney who was out due to the league’s health and safety protocols.

The Los Angeles Clippers routed the Charlotte Hornets 125 – 98 with Nicolas Batum producing 11 points plus five rebounds and Ivica Zubac contributing 10 points, five boards and three assists to their team’s win.

It was like the Philadelphia 76ers weren’t without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Despite the absence of their superstars, the Sixers made a display of strength against the Sacramento Kings by winning 129 – 115 behind Tobias Harris 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

Furkan Korkmaz played 18 minutes off the bench and scored seven points for Philadelphia. Nemanja Bjelica dropped six points in 12 minutes as a substitute.

In the Gameday’s opener, Danilo Gallinari had 18 points as the Atlanta Hawks downed the Los Angeles Lakers 99 – 94. LeBron James exited the game with an ankle injury in the first half.

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