The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Houston Rockets Sunday night with a score of 128-119, extending their win streak at home to 13 games in a row. The Bucks are now 19-7 on the season and hold second place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the Most Rebounds in Milwaukee Bucks History
After breaking the Bucks franchise record for most points in a single game two games ago versus the Indiana Pacers, Giannis Antetokounmpo has made history once again passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most rebounds in Milwaukee Bucks history!
Antetokounmpo dropped 26 points and 17 rebounds in 39 minutes of action tonight versus the Rockets and continues to stack numbers for his early MVP campaign. Antetokounmpo now holds the Bucks record for most points, rebounds, and assists in franchise history before turning 30 years old. He joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kevin Garnett as the only players to lead a franchise in all three categories.
Damian Lillard Drops 39 Points and 11 Assists in Win Over the Houston Rockets
While Antetokounmpo broke history Sunday night for Milwaukee, Damian Lillard had one of his best games as a Buck. Dropping 39 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds shooting 5-8 from behind the arc. This is Lillard’s seconds consecutive 30-point game and ties his season high in points.
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Khris Middleton, who wasn’t much of a factor in the first three quarters, caught fire in the fourth dropping 14 of his 20 points and sinking a three pointer to make the score 112-106 with just over five minutes left in the contest. Middleton continues to be an important piece for this Bucks team down the stretch when he is on the floor.
Brook Lopez added 18 points and 6 rebounds in 31 minutes of action while hitting a dagger three pointer from the corner to push the game out of Houston’s reach. Bobby Portis also continued to be a factor off the bench, putting up 11 points and 6 rebounds shooting 5-7 from the field.
Dillon Brooks Ejected in Last Minute of the Fourth Quarter versus Milwaukee
Dillon Brooks and HC Ime Udoka were ejected after arguing a no-call 😮 pic.twitter.com/wGJuvQS8AT
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After being knocked out of bounds on a loose ball in the last minute of the fourth quarter, Dillon Brooks was ejected from the contest after receiving his second technical foul. Brooks, who was visibly upset after not getting the call on the shove out of bounds, was tossed for speaking his mind to the official.
Rockets Head Coach Ime Udoka was also thrown out of the game for coming onto the court and arguing the call after the play. Brooks finished with 18 points shooting 7-12 from the field before being tossed.