The Suns, who recently suffered a two-game losing streak due to Durant’s injury, returned to their home court to face the mighty Bucks. The team lacked steady scoring points except for Devin Booker. Giannis Antetokounmpo relied on his size advantage to overwhelm the Suns strikers and led the Bucks to shoot the Suns 116:104. The Bucks continued to lead the league. The team achieved its 50th win and became the first team of the season to confirmnbaTeam.
Antetokounmpo continued to attack the penalty area violently in the first half, handing out terrifying data of 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, helping the Bucks take the lead at 57:48 in the first half.
In the third quarter, Suns star Booker stepped up and scored 17 points on 7 of 10 shots, helping the Suns trail the Bucks by only 1 point after three quarters. The two sides started a tug-of-war in the final quarter. Antetokounmpo often stood at the free throw line to score continuously in this quarter. On the other hand, Booker stalled in this quarter, and the Suns only made sporadic attacks.
Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, and made 24 free throws more than the Suns’ 16, but only made 14 shots. Brooke Lopez had the second best performance on the team. Contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds.
For the Suns, Booker scored 30 points, DeAndre Ayton scored 16 points and 8 rebounds, and Chris Paul scored 11 points and 8 assists.
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