Giannis Antetokounmpo with 54 points and Nikola Jokic with 22/16/14 dominate again

2023-02-03T09:55:59+00:00 2023-02-03T11:31:01+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

03/Feb/23 09:55

Eurohoops.net

During the NBA Night, the Greek Freak and the Serbian superstar delivered great performances in their team’s wins

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The Milwaukee Bucks came back from a 21 point deficit against the Los Angeles Clippers, and Giannis Antetokounmpo had one of the best performances of his NBA career.

The Greek Freak had a monstrous double-double of 54 points and 19 rebounds, scoring 20 in the fourth quarter to help his team seal the deal. The 28-year-old superstar has joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in Bucks history to score at least 50 points in three games in a season.

“It’s a great compliment to be up there with Kareem. Man, I never thought I was going to score 50 in the NBA when I got drafted. It’s an insane, crazy journey”, he said on his performance.

On the losing side, Ivica Zubac had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Another 2x NBA MVP helped his team get the victory, as the Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 134-117 with Nikola Jovic delivering an incredible triple-double.

The Serbian had 22 points, 16 assists, and 14 rebounds with 9/13 from the field and 4/5 at the charity stripe, celebrating his MVP of the Month award for January.

Vlatko Cancar contributed with 17 points, shooting 7/10 from the field including 3/4 from the perimeter.

Luka Doncic was also crucial for his team. The Dallas Mavericks won 111-106 against the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Slovenian phenomenon had went close to a double-double with 31 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Off the bench, Davis Bertans scored 9 points in 6 minutes on the court. On the losing side, Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 13 rebounds, being perfect at the line (6/6).

Elsewhere, Nikola Vucevic had a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds with 6 assists to lead the Chicago Bulls against the Charlotte Hornets.

Cedi Osman was the second-highest scorer for the Cavs in the away win against Memphis. The Turkish forward had 21 points. Santi Aldama had the same amount while adding 10 rebounds as well.

In the 112-111 away victory of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dennis Schroder had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.

NBA Roundup and European performances

 

Indiana PacersLos Angeles Lakers 111-112 (Schroder 12 p, 6 r, 5 a)
Cleveland CavaliersMemphis Grizzlies 128-113 (Aldama 21 p, 10 r; Osman 21 p, 4 a; Rubio 13 p, 4 a)
New York KnicksMiami Heat 106-104 (Fournier 5 p, 4 a)
Chicago BullsCharlotte Hornets 114-98 (Vucevic 17 p, 12 r, 6 a)
Dallas MavericksNew Orleans Pelicans 111-106 (Doncic 31 p, 8 r, 8 a; Bertans 9 p; Valanciunas 16 p, 13 r)
Denver NuggetsGolden State Warriors 134-117 (Jokic 22, 14 r, 16 a; Cancar 17 p)
Milwaukee Bucks – Los Angeles Clippers 106-105 (Antetokounmpo 54 p, 19 r; Zubac 12 p, 13 r)

2022-23 STANDINGS

EAST

TEAM W L LAST 10
BOSTON 37 15
7-3
2 MILWAUKEE 35 17
8-2
3 PHILADELPHIA 33 17
8-2
BROOKLYN 31 20
4-6
CLEVELAND 32 22
5-5
MIAMI 29 24
7-3
NEW YORK 28 25
4-6
ATLANTA 26 26
6-4
9 WASHINGTON 24 26
7-3
10 CHICAGO 24 27
5-5
11 INDIANA 24 29
1-9
12 TORONTO 23 30
4-6
13 ORLANDO 20 32
4-6
14 CHARLOTTE 15 38
4-6
15 DETROIT 13 39
2-8

WEST

TEAM W L LAST 10
DENVER 36 16
7-3
MEMPHIS 32 20
3-7
3 SACRAMENTO 29 21
7-3
4 DALLAS 28 25
4-6
5 LA CLIPPERS 29 26
6-4
6 MINNESOTA 28 26
6-4
7 PHOENIX 27 26
6-4
8 UTAH 27 26 7-3
 9 GOLDEN STATE 26 26 5-5
10 NEW ORLEANS 26 27
0-10
11 PORTLAND 25 26
6-4
12 LA LAKERS 25 28
6-4
13 OKLAHOMA CITY 24 27
6-4
14 SAN ANTONIO 14 38
1-9
15 HOUSTON 13 38
3-7

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images