De again the figure of the Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was present in the individual and team game of the Milwaukee Bucks to which he contributed a double-double of 21 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists that opened the way to victory for 96-89 that they got against the Oklahoma City Thunder fighters.
The visiting team cut Milwaukee’s deficit to 84-82 with a triple by Kenrich Williams with 8:01 left to play, but they missed several shots in the fourth quarter that would have given them the tie or the lead.
Power forward Bobby Portis had a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds, while forward Khris Middleton scored 16 points and had eight rebounds for the Bucks (8-8).
Middleton scored from eight meters in the first minute of the game his triple number 1,052 in his career as a Bucks player and surpassed Ray Allen for the leadership of the franchise.
Allen holds the NBA record with 2,973 3-pointers during a career that also included spells with the Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
For the Thunder (6-9) the leading scorer was the Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, with 17 points, which did not prevent the defeat of his team.
The rookie point guard, Australian Josh Giddey, had a double-double of 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists that left him as the most complete player in the Thunder.
Power forward Mike Muscala, who came out as reserve, scored 14 points and had nine rebounds with the Oklahoma City team, which again left Argentine forward Gabriel Deck without action.