Favorite to his own succession for the MVP trophy of the season, Giannis Antetokounmpo held his place against Boston, one of the Bucks’ contenders for a place in the finals, scoring 36 points (14/20 on shots, 15 rebounds, 7 assists ) including 16 in the last very tight quarter. After whistling an offensive foul, synonymous with exclusion for 6 fouls, the referees reviewed their judgment and he took the opportunity to complete his demolition business in the racket, helped by his lieutenant Khris Middleton (18 points) author of a long range shot fatal to the C’s. The latter, most often behind in the score, have never given up like Marcus Smart (23 points), excellent in his role as Kemba Walker replacement still a little tight (16 points). With this 54th success (12 losses), Milwaukee consolidates its first place. Boston remains 3rd.
James Harden in rocket mode
For those who would have forgotten, the league’s leading scorer is called James Harden and the “bearded” has been used to remind him against the Mavericks, his 49 points (14/20 on shots), 9 rebounds, 8 assists having largely contributed to the success of Houston after extra time (153-149). A score worthy of the All-Star Game which testifies to the almost systemic defensive absence of the two teams. The other Rockets star Russell Westbrook responded with his 31 points (11 rebounds, 8 assists), while (…) Read more on sport24.com