There’s no better way to end an unloved Monday than with a lot of NBA action. Coming home from work after an exhausting day, turning on the TV and seeing many of the stars doing their thing is an incredible feeling. Last night was a great way to tune everything out.
The Bucks Continue To Rally
Giannis Antetokounmpo showed why he is considered one of the best in the league, after getting his third consecutive triple-double. The player managed to score 31 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, helping the Milwaukee Bucks roll past the Washington Wizards 133-122 Monday night. With his great performance, the team has achieved its fourth consecutive victory.
When the Wizards got within seven with few minutes left, Antetokounmpo went crazy and scored the next four points to make it a double-digit game, one more time. During the two-series game at Washington, Antetokounmpo has combined for 64 points, 26 rebounds, and 21 assists and Milwaukee remains undefeated. Bradley Beal, who take a day off to rest a sore left knee, came back strong and led the Wizards with 37 points, while his teammate Russell Westbrook got 23 points and season-high 17 assists.
As part of what’s coming next, the Bucks will visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, the first time both teams are facing each other this season. On the same day, the Wizards host the Sacramento Kings in the thirds of a five-game home stand.
Nets Knock The Knicks
In a tight match, the Brooklyn Nets managed to beat the New York Knicks 117-112 on Monday night. In order to pull off this difficult victory, Kyrie Irving had to sweat it out after scoring 34 points, but got some help. James Harden was also unstoppable, as he managed to post his 10th triple-double of the season. Harden got 21 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists. This is the first time Harden plays against the Knicks since arriving in Brooklyn a couple of months ago. Since then, he has helped the Nets turning into one of the best NBA teams.
Julius Randle, who ended up in immense frustration at the end of the game, scored 33 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists for the Knicks. “I was just frustrated. Obviously, we fought so hard to come back and try to win the game, so I was just frustrated and that was pretty much it.” Randle said. The winner of this game will visit the Indiana Pacers tomorrow, while the Knicks will visit Philadelphia today.
Clippers Show Off
Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers have had some bitter moments during this season, but last night they managed to pull a win out from under their sleeves. Leonard got 22 points, while Marcus Morris Sr. added 14. That enabled the Clippers to overcome the Dallas Mavericks 109-99 on Monday night. Paul George and Nicolas Batum also contributed after scoring 15 and 14 points, respectively.
For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic gave it all and posted his ninth triple-double as he got 25 points, 16 assists, and 10 rebounds. Still, it wasn’t enough to pass the performance the Clippers showed last night. Both teams are facing each other once again in Dallas tomorrow night.
The short-handed Golden State Warriors couldn’t find a way to handle the defending NBA champion LA Lakers. LeBron James got a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds helping the Lakers beat the Warriors 128-97. On the other hand, Stephen Curry’s usual 3-pointers led the player to finish with a total of 27 points, while becoming the greatest assist man in the history of the Warriors franchise.
The Warriors had their home winning streak snapped at four, one day after they ended a season-worst four-game skid by beating the Jazz 131-119. Upcoming next for both teams, the Lakers will host the Minnesota Timberwolves today, in order to complete the road-home back-to-back. Curry and the Warriors will visit the Houston Rockets tomorrow.