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Giannis tallies triple-double for Bucks

By Reuters - Nov 05,2018 - Last updated at Nov 05,2018

Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo drives for the basket between Sacramento Kings’ Frank Mason III and Kosta Koufos (right) during their NBA game in Milwaukee on Sunday (Reuters photo by Benny Sieu)

Giannis Antetokounmpo registered his second triple-double of the young season with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists on Sunday, helping the host Milwaukee Bucks get back on the winning track with a 144-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

The Bucks used an 18-1 run in the first quarter to take command in their first game since losing Thursday at Boston, their first defeat after opening the season 7-0.

Antetokounmpo, who had only one triple-double last season, hit eight of his 11 shots and nine of his 12 free throws. His other triple-double this season had come against Philadelphia last month.

Justin Jackson had 22 points for the Kings, who had won five in a row and were looking to sweep a four-game trip that began with wins over Miami, Orlando and Atlanta.

 

Raptors 121, Lakers 107

 

Serge Ibaka scored a career-best 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as visiting Toronto defeated Los Angeles.

Kyle Lowry added 21 points and matched his season best with 15 assists to set a club record of eight straight games with 10 or more assists. It was his seventh double-double this season.

Wizards 108, Knicks 95

 

John Wall scored 26 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and the Washington Wizards beat New York in the nation’s capital to snap a five-game losing streak.

With the score tied at 86 early in the fourth quarter, the Wizards went on an extended 16-2 run that included seven points by Beal, who also blocked a Mitchell Robinson layup at the other end during that stretch.

Dwight Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds in his second game with the Wizards and Markieff Morris scored 16 points. Beal, who added eight rebounds, scored 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Wizards recorded their first home win.

 

Suns 102, Grizzlies 100

 

Devin Booker scored 25 points, including two key jump shots late in the game, as Phoenix ended a seven-game losing streak with a win over visiting Memphis.

Booker hit a 20-foot jump shot from the left wing with 1.7 seconds remaining over the Grizzlies’ Garrett Temple to give the Suns the lead for good. He also hit an 18-foot jumper from near the top of the key to give Phoenix a 100-98 lead with 29 seconds remaining.

Trevor Ariza scored 16 points and had nine rebounds for the Suns, and Mikal Bridges added 14 off the bench as the Suns won for the first time since defeating the Dallas Mavericks in their season opener.

 

Nets 122, 76ers 97

 

D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Caris LeVert added 20 points as Brooklyn pulled away in the third quarter to beat visiting Philadelphia, who committed 28 turnovers and remained winless on the road.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 21 points, while Jarrett Allen posted a double-double with 15 and 10 boards as the Nets shot 47.6 per cent and overcame a 46-38 rebounding disparity by getting 11 steals and forcing the most turnovers in the NBA this season.

Joel Embiid posted his league-leading 10th double-double with 16 and 15 rebounds.

 

Magic 117, Spurs 110

 

Aaron Gordon poured in 26 points as visiting Orlando, at least for one night, played to its promise in a win over San Antonio.

Orlando led by 17 points heading to the final quarter and seemed to have put the game on ice with 3-pointers by Jerian Grant and Gordon and a follow-up dunk by rookie Mohamed Bamba to make it 99-76.

Nikola Vucevic hit a jumper and D.J. Augustin canned a pair of free throws with 16.2 remaining to repel the Spurs’ comeback bid.

 

Trail Blazers 111, Timberwolves 81

 

Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Portland breezed to an easy win over visiting Minnesota.

Damian Lillard scored 18 points and CJ McCollum added 16 for the Trail Blazers, who were in front after the opening minutes and led by as many as 36 points. Meyers Leonard came off the bench for season highs in scoring (15) and rebounds (12).

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