Milwaukee grabbed first place in the Eastern Conference by dominating Portland (137-129) on Thursday night in Wisconsin.
The Bucks have as always been able to count on their MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, still author of a big triple-double (24 points, 19 rebounds, 15 assists). Still in the absence of Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe perfectly played the role of lieutenant of the Greek phenomenon by adding 30 points, while Pat Connaughton scored 18 points out of the bench.
For the Blazers, still without Damian Lillard, but also Hassan Whiteside (hip), CJ McCollum did what he could with 37 points and 10 assists, while Skal Labissiere had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 against. Carmelo Anthony, for his second game with his new team, scored 18 points while the French rookie Jaylen Hoard (20), just recalled from the G-League, did not come back. 11th defeat in 16 games, the franchise of Oregon plunges to the penultimate place in the West.
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– Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 22, 2019