Giannis Antetokounmpo erupts against Cleveland

2022-11-26T10:58:51+00:00 2022-11-26T23:53:12+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

26/Nov/22 10:58

Eurohoops.net

The Greek Freak erupted for 38 points against the Cavaliers, being the best European on the NBA night

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

On the NBA night, Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a show against the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving the Milwaukee Bucks the 117-102 win.

The Greek superstar had 38 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists while shooting 13/20 FG and 10/14 FT with a career-high of 9 dunks. Georgia’s own Sandro Mamukelashvili had 3 points off the bench for the Bucks.

On the losing side, Turkish star Cedi Osman wasn’t put in the starting five and ended the game with 8 points and 4 rebounds in 32 minutes of playing time.

Elsewhere in the league, Lauri Markkanen wasn’t enough for the Utah Jazz to overcome the Golden State Warriors, which got the 129-118 victory thanks to Steph Curry’s 33 points.

The Finnish superstar still had 24 points and 6 rebounds with 6/11 from the perimeter. Simone Fontecchio didn’t enter the court.

Nikola Jokic had a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, with 6 assists, in Denver’s 114-104 win against the Los Angeles Clippers. Vlatko Cancar added 13 points off the bench.

Aleksej Pokusevski was crucial in the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s 123-199 win against the Chicago Bulls.

The 20-year-old Serbian not only started from the first minute but had a pretty good game with 15 points and 6 rebounds. On the losing side, Nikola Vucevic had a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Jusuf Nurkic played a big contribution to Portland’s 132-129 OT win against the New York Knicks at the Garden. The Bosnian center had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Domantas Sabonis flirted with a triple-double after putting in 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. However, the Sacramento Kings still couldn’t get the job done against Boston, losing 122-104.

EuroBasket 2022 German sensation Franz Wagner gave his all with 24 points, combined with Paolo Banchero’s 19 points, but Orlando lost 107-99 against Philadelphia.

Wagner’s national team teammate Dennis Schroder helped the Los Angeles Lakers with 9 points and 5 assists in the 105-94 win against the Spurs.

Jeremy Sochan and Jakob Poeltl had a combined losing effort of  23 points and 17 rebounds.

Killian Hayes (17 p., 8 r., 9 a.) and Bojan Bogdanovic (19 p.) keep on delivering for the Detroit Pistons, which still couldn’t get the win against Phoenix.

The Porzingis-Avdija duo wasn’t enough for the Wizards, which lost 110-107 in Miami. The Latvian big had 18 points and 7 rebounds, while the Israeli star ended the game with 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Usman Garuba had a solid performance off the bench in Houston’s 128-122 win against Atlanta, despite Trae Young’s 44 points. The former Real Madrid player had 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists off the bench.

Results:

Orlando MagicPhiladelphia 76ers 99-107 (Wagner 24 p., Banchero 19 p.)
New York KnicksPortland Trail Blazers 129-132 OT (Nurkic 20 p., 8 r., 7 a.)
Boston CelticsSacramento Kings 122-104 (Sabonis 18 p., 10 r.)
Indiana PacersBrooklyn Nets 128-117
Miami HeatWashington Wizards 110-107 (Jovic 7 p.; Porzingis 18 p., 7 r.)
Houston RocketsAtlanta Hawks 128-122 (Garuba 9 p., 5 r.)
Memphis GrizzliesNew Orleans Pelicans 132-111 (Valanciunas 4 p.)
Milwaukee Bucks – Cleveland Cavaliers 117-102 (Antetokounmpo 38 p., 9 r., 6 a.; Osman 8 p.)
Oklahoma City ThunderChicago Bulls 123-119 OT (Pokusevski 15 p.)
San Antonio SpursLos Angeles Lakers 94-105 (Schroder 9 p.)
Phoenix SunsDetroit Pistons 108-102 (Hayes 17 p., 8 r., 9 a., Bogdanovic 19 p.)
Golden State WarriorsUtah Jazz 129-118 (Markkanen 24 p.)
Los Angeles ClippersDenver Nuggets 104-114 (Jokic 19 p., 13 p.)

Standings:

Eastern Conference

1. Boston Celtics 15-4
2. Milwaukee Bucks 13-5
3. Cleveland Cavaliers 12-7
4. Indiana Pacers 11-7
5. Atlanta Hawks 11-8
6. Philadelphia 76ers 10-9
7. Washington Wizards 10-9
8. Toronto Raptors 9-9
9. New York Knicks 9-10
10. Brooklyn Nets 9-11
11. Miami Heat 9-11
12. Chicago Bulls 8-11
13. Charlotte Hornets 6-14
14. Orlando Magic 5-14
15. Detroit Pistons 5-16

Western Conference

1. Phoenix Suns 12-6
2. Denver Nuggets 12-7
3. New Orleans Pelicans 11-8
4. Memphis Grizzlies 11-8
5. Portland Trail Blazers 11-8
6. Utah Jazz 12-9
7. Sacramento Kings 10-8
8. Los Angeles Clippers 11-9
9. Dallas Mavericks 9-8
10. Minnesota Timberwolves 10-9
11. Golden State Warriors 10-10
12. Oklahoma City Thunder 8-11
13. Los Angeles Lakers 6-11
14. San Antonio Spurs 6-14
15. Houston Rockets 4-14

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