Giannis scores 50 and the Bucks win 8th straight

2019-11-26T04:39:27+00:00 2019-11-26T17:16:34+00:00.

Aris Barkas

26/Nov/19 04:39

The Greek Freak couldn’t be denied in the close win of the Milwaukee Bucks over the Utah Jazz

By Eurohoops team/

Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second 50+ points career game and the Milwaukee Bucks got the 122-108 win over the Utah Jazz. their eighth straight victory and their biggest winning streak since the 2001-02 season.

“We don’t want to lose twice by the same team, we wanted revenge”, said Giannis, since the Jazz are one of the three teams which have beaten so far the Bucks in the season. Still, Milwaukee leads the East with a solid 14-3 record.

The Greek Freak also had 14 rebounds, six assists and made no turnovers, dominating the paint in the absence of Jazz’ s injured French star Rudy Gobert. However, it was a block by Brook Lopez over Donovan Mitchell that sealed the deal in the closing seconds. Croatian sharp-shooter Bojan Bogdanovic was the Jazz’s top scorer with 24 points.

This was the 17th straight double-double for Giannis, one for each game of the season. He is the first player since Bill Walton and the 1976-77 season who registers this kind of a streak.

The Jazz made 21 threes – a new franchise record – in 45 attempts, they led by nine points at half time, but they also let Milwaukee score 42 points in the third quarter, with Giannis having 18 points during this run. Utah dropped to an 11-6 record and the sixth spot in the West.