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Giannis Shoots 43 Points To Push Bucks To Their 5th Straight Win

Tanuja Saikhom | 4 months ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo made 43 points and six rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 148-129 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. 

The Bucks became the first team in NBA history to have 40 victories with six players scoring double figures on a single night at Fiserv Forum. They have been on an unbeaten run for the month since a 118-112 loss to Oklahoma City on January 28.

Eric Bledsoe made 22 points and 11 assists, Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points, and Khris Middleton finished with 16. Bledsoe made a three-pointer with 7:07 remaining to buzzer.

The Bucks netted 50 points as much as they can on 20-for-27 shooting in the frenzy first quarter, maintaining a 85-65 lead at the break time. It was their highest scoring quarter of the season. They have improved to 40-13 in the Eastern Conference standings.

Bradley Beal was the top scorer for the Wizards with 30 points and eight rebounds. Thomas Bryant had 26 points and Jeff Green made 22 for his fourth straight game with 20 or more.

The visitors played without star Otto Porter Jr. who he was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis. The 25-year-old, who has an average of 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds, was informed of the trade while he was with his teammates preparing for the game.

The Wisconsin team will travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks, while the Wizards host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.