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NBA: Milwaukee dominates Denver, record tied for Phoenix

Antetokounmpo came close to the triple-double by achieving 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists, and demonstrated an insolent address in the shoot (10/13). In full confidence, the 26-year-old Greek even attempted a dunk after a pass for himself against the board in the 3rd quarter.

Opposite, Denver struggled well like Aaron Gordon (18 points), but seemed too limited to overthrow the Bucks in the absence of three of its major players.

Last season’s MVP, Serbian Nikola Jokic has been arrested since November 18 due to wrist pain, winger Michael Porter Jr has a back injury and could miss the rest of the season, while Jamal Murray recovers still from a cruciate ligament injury in her knee, contracted last year.

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It is the sixth loss in a row for Denver who is 10th in the West. Milwaukee is in 6th place in the East.

After two defeats, Chicago returned to victory by crushing Orlando on his floor (123-88) thanks to DeMar DeRozan (23 points) and Zach LaVine (21 points). The Bulls move up to 2nd place in the East before facing Miami, 3rd in the standings, on Saturday.

Charlotte offered at the same time an 8th victory in 9 games against Minnesota at home (133-115). Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 27 points.

– Phoenix equal his record –

In the West, the Phoenix Suns chained a 15th straight victory against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden (118-97). They thus equal the record for the longest winning streak in the franchise (which dates back to the 2006/07 season).

Devin Booker carried his own again with 32 points and 3 assists, two days after stacking 35 points in Cleveland.

Brilliant in the Knicks’ victory against the Lakers on Tuesday with 26 points, Evan Fournier was clumsy against the Suns (11 points at 4/15). However, he had started the game well with three long-distance shots successively in the first quarter.

Julius Randle was also low-key with just 9 points. Derrick Rose was not on the scoresheet due to ankle pain.

Also in the West, the Memphis Grizzlies were crunched at home by Atlanta (132-100). Ja Morant left the floor after only 3 minutes and 12 seconds of play in the first quarter, after feeling pain in his left knee on a bad support. The severity of his injury is not yet known. The Grizzlies are ranked 8th in the West.

The Utah Jazz of French Rudy Gobert meanwhile suffered a surprise defeat on their floor against New Orleans (98-97). The French pivot scored 9 points and took 10 rebounds.

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The Pelicans announced the same day that their star Zion Williamson, injured in the right foot since the start of the season, had resumed collective training.


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