Giannis's monster game powers the Bucks past the Magic

2021-11-21 06:35
Credit: AP - Scanpix

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 32 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks in 30 minutes of play for the Milwaukee Bucks (9-8) as they defeated the Orlando Magic (4-13) 117-108 (36-24, 26-26, 34-21, 21-37).

That was the Greek Freak's third career game with 30+ points and 20+ rebounds. Bobby Portis had a season-high 24 points along with 15 rebounds, making him and Giannis the first Bucks' duo to each record at least 20p/15r in the same game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Curtis Perry did so on Jan. 11, 1974.

R.J. Hampton had 19 points off the bench for the Magic. Jalen Suggs added 14, and Chuma Okeke and Mychal Mulder had 13 apiece. Orlando lost for the fifth time in six games to fall to an East-worst 4-13.

Orlando played without leading scorer Cole Anthony, who sat out after spraining his right ankle on the final play Friday night game against the Nets in Brooklyn. The second-year player is averaging 19.6 points.

Player of the Game
Bobby  Portis
Bobby Portis
Points 24
Accuracy 8-11
Rebounds 15
Assists 0

Milwaukee had an 18-2 run in the first quarter to set the tone. The Bucks appeared to pull away for good early in the third when Antetokounmpo and Portis connected on back-to-back 3s.

Antetokounmpo followed with a twisting layup, Portis made another 3, and Khris Middleton hit a jumper from the wing to give Milwaukee a 25-point edge. The Bucks would lead by as many as 29 in the quarter and held a 96-71 margin heading to the fourth before the Magic rallied.

The Bucks had to hold off a late rally for the second consecutive game after watching a 20-point lead against Oklahoma City dwindle a night earlier.

The teams will meet again Monday night in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo 32 (8/16 FG, 15/23 FT, 20 REB, 5 AST, 2 ST, 5 TO, 3 BS), Bobby Portis 24 (8/11 FG, 6/7 3-POINT SHOTS, 15 REB), Grayson Allen 16 (4/11 3-POINT SHOTS, 7 REB), Khris Middleton 13 (5 REB, 8 AST), Jrue Holiday 11 (4/12 FG, 5 REB), Pat Connaughton 11 (3 REB).

Orlando Magic: R.J. Hampton 19 (6/12 fg, 5/9 3-POINT SHOTS, 5 REB, 9 AST), Jalen Suggs 14 (4/15 FG, 6 REB, 4 AST, 3 TO), Mychal Mulder 13 (5/12 FG, 4 REB), Chuma Okeke 13 (6/11 FG, 5 REB), Moritz Wagner 8 (3/4 FG, 3 REB), Franz Wagner 3.

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