Giannis Antetokounmpo produced his third triple-double of the season to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Saturday night NBA scores
- Milwaukee Bucks 123-102 New York Knicks
- LA Clippers 134-109 San Antonio Spurs
- Houston Rockets 139-125 Phoenix Suns
- Utah Jazz 114-107 Charlotte Hornets
- Sacramento Kings 115-119 Memphis Grizzlies
- Atlanta Hawks 112-122 Brooklyn Nets
- Chicago Bulls 119-107 Detroit Pistons
- Washington Wizards 108-125 Philadelphia 76ers
- Minnesota Timberwolves 106-113 Portland Trail Blazers
Milwaukee Bucks 123-102 New York Knicks
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple double of the season, and the Milwaukee Bucks never lost, as they reached the best start of 30 games in the team's history with a 123-102 victory over the New York hosts. Knicks in the Madison Square Garden.
The Bucks won for the 20th time in 21 games and improved to 26-4, matching the start of the 1971-72 team that won 63 games with Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson.
Listed as probable due to back pain, Antetokounmpo produced his seventeenth triple-double in his career and the first in 23 games against the Knicks.
His last great game helped the Bucks to their tenth victory in the last 11 meetings with New York.
The Knicks took their second consecutive double-digit defeat to a high-level Eastern Conference opponent and fell to 3-5 under interim coach Mike Miller.
Julius Randle led the Knicks with 20 points and Kevin Knox added 19, but New York shot 40.2 percent, failed 21 of 30 three-point attempts.
LA Clippers 134-109 San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Leonard was booed out loud every time he touched the ball, but still contributed 26 points, which led to six Los Angeles players in double-figure scores while visitors defeated San Antonio.
Leonard was traded from the Spurs to Toronto before last season, then signed with the Clippers this offseason.
He added nine assists and seven rebounds. Montrezl Harrell had 21 points, with Lou Williams scoring 20 for the Clippers.
DeMar DeRozan led San Antonio with 24 points (20 in the first half), while Marco Belinelli added 17, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 12, and Dejounte Murray and Derrick White contributed 10 each.
Houston Rockets 139-125 Phoenix Suns
James Harden drained nine triples while recording 47 points, six rebounds and seven assists to lead Houston over host Phoenix.
Russell Westbrook added 30 points and 10 assists when the Rockets defeated the Suns for the thirteenth consecutive time.
Houston shot 58.6 percent from the field, including 19 of 41 from a three-point range. Harden hit 15 of 27 shots and nine of 19 from behind the goal.
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 26 points for the Suns, who lost their sixth straight and 14th in their last 18. Devin Booker added 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds.
Center Deandre Ayton (ankle) and owner Ricky Rubio (illness) sat down for the Suns.
Utah Jazz 114-107 Charlotte Hornets
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points when Utah used a heavy kick at the end of the game to defeat host Charlotte, leading her winning streak to five games.
Utah has won its first two stops on a three-game road trip. Jazz beat Charlotte 58-43 in the second half.
Donovan Mitchell added 20 points for Utah, and Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 19 rebounds. Bogdanovic hit four baskets of three points and was eight times eight in free throws.
The Jazz had 19 of 20 as a team from the foul line.
Sacramento Kings 115-119 Memphis Grizzlies
Balanced score and a solid defensive effort at Buddy Hield Memphis host past Sacramento.
Jaren Jackson Jr. led seven Grizzlies scoring in double figures with 18 points on a night in which the top scorer on either side could gather a lot of offense.
While Memphis kept Hield just eight points in three of 18 shots from the ground, Grizzlies' rookie feeling, Ja Morant, finished with 13 points, but kept four to the end in the second half.
Atlanta Hawks 112-122 Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 39 points when Brooklyn overcame an 18-point deficit and returned to the fourth quarter to beat Atlanta in New York.
The Nets improved to 12-6 without Kyrie Irving (impact on the right shoulder) and beat a 47-point performance by Atlanta star Trae Young, who was two of his best mark.
Dinwiddie shot 13 of 27 in the production of his sixth 30-point game of the season and 11 of his career. He scored 16 points in the last quarter when the Nets beat Atlanta 37-14.
Chicago Bulls 119-107 Detroit Pistons
Zach LaVine contributed 33 points and Chicago beat host Detroit.
Rookie Coby White contributed 19 points from the bank for the Bulls, while Tomas Satoransky had 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Lauri Markkanen threw 15 points with seven rebounds, and Wendell Carter Jr. added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners.
Markieff Morris had 23 points in the season and six assists for Detroit, which lost four straight games. Andre Drummond contributed 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Luke Kennard added 16 points, and Tim Frazier contributed 13 points and nine assists.
Washington Wizards 108-125 Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid had 21 points and 13 rebounds for his twentieth double-double, and host Philadelphia defeated Washington to break its three-game losing streak.
Josh Richardson added 21 points, Tobias Harris contributed 16 and Ben Simmons had 14 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and four steals.
The Sixers also broke a two-game home collapse after winning their first 14 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Bradley Beal was stellar from start to finish with 36 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Isaiah Thomas added 20 points for the Wizards, who lost their third straight.
Thomas was ejected for going to the stands with 2:53 remaining in the game.
Minnesota Timberwolves 106-113 Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard recorded 29 points and seven assists to help Portland achieve a victory over visiting Minnesota.
CJ McCollum added 26 points, and Kent Bazemore scored 19 when the Trail Blazers won their fourth consecutive game and the ninth in their last 13.
Hassan Whiteside contributed 16 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocked shots, and Skal Labissiere added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers.
Andrew Wiggins had 33 points and three blocks for the Wolves, who lost their tenth consecutive game.
Jeff Teague added 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds from the bank for Minnesota, which did not have Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) for the third consecutive game.