NBA Daily: Antetokounmpo's Triple-Double Powers Bucks Past Trail Blazers 137-129
By Reylan Loberternos
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
Boracay Island, Philippines – The reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo posted his 16th career triple-double, finishing with 24 points, 19 rebounds, career-high 15 assists, 3 steals, and a block to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-129 on Thursday night (Friday morning, Philippine time) at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Antetokounmpo’s second triple-double of the season also extended his team’s winning streak to six. Eric Bledsoe provided the scoring punch, as he finished with team-high 30 points, to go along with 4 boards, 6 dimes, and a steal for the Bucks, who improved to 12 wins and 3 losses.
CJ McCollum led Portland with 37 markers, while reserve forward Skal Labissiere stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 5 blocks. Recent free agent signee Carmelo Anthony added 18 for the Bucks, who were without their scoring, assists, and steals leader Damian Lillard due to back problems.
Hassan Whiteside, Portland’s top rebounder and shot blocker, also sat out the contest due to a hip injury. With the loss, Portland dropped to a 5-11 win-loss card.
The Trail Blazers will be at Cleveland on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Philippine time) to face the Cavaliers.
Meanwhile, the Bucks will stay home to host the Detroit Pistons on the same night.
How they scored:
Bucks 137 – Bledsoe 30, Antetokounmpo 24, Connaughton 18, DiVicenzo 16, Matthews 12, B. Lopez 10, Brown 8, Hill 7, Ilyasova 6, R. Lopez 6,
Trail Blazers 129 – McCollum 37, Labissier 22, Anthony 18, Trent Jr. 13, Little 12, Hood 11, Tolliver 8, Simons 6, Bazemore 2
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
NOP 124 – 121 PHX
GAMES TODAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 CT
ATL @ DET 8:00 AM CT
CHA @ WSH 8:00 AM CT
SAC @ BKN 8:30 AM CT
MIA @ CHI 9:00 AM CT
LAL @ OKC 9:00 AM CT
SAS @ PHI 9:00 AM CT
CLE @ DAL 9:30 AM CT
GSW @ UTAH 10:00 AM CT
BOS @ DEN 10:00 AM CT
HOU @ LAC 11:30 AM CT
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