Bucks beat Trail Blazers 122-101 for 3rd straight win

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 14, 2020

Milwaukee was able to get by the Kings on Friday night largely without Giannis, as Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe carried the load with 27 and 24 points respectively. "Obviously, they're a really good team, they're deep, they're versatile". We have to have that mentality. Antetokounmpo has been dealing with back soreness recently, and that was visible Friday night as he was held to a season-low 13 points in a win over Sacramento.

"Usually when I'm not aggressive the previous game, I come out the next game more aggressive", Antetokounmpo said.

"I'm comfortable, but I have to keep getting better", he said. They're still led by their dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, although their surrounding pieces have not almost been as good this year.

The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't taking their phenomenal National Basketball Association leading start (35-6) for granted.

Lillard led the Blazers with 26 points and five assists, while CJ McCollum finished with 20 points and five assists, and Carmelo Anthony recorded his second double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds. "We show up to win".

The Blazers shot just 10 for 36 from the 3-point line.

Before the Trail Blazers and Bucks tip-off at 7:00p.m. tonight on NBC Sports Northwest and on the 'MyTeams' App, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts gave an update on the health of his team.

Bucks: Though Antetokounmpo is the biggest reason for the Bucks' NBA-best 35-6 record, the Bucks outscore their opponents by 8.3 points per 100 possessions when the MVP sits, according to NBA.com.

- Rim Protection: The Trail Blazers (6.5 bpg) and the Bucks (6.3 bpg) rank second and third in the National Basketball Association in blocks per game, respectively.

- Saturday's game will complete the two contests between the Trail Blazers and Bucks during the 2019-20 season. Starting center Hassan Whiteside missed the game after playing through an illness in Thursday's road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Milwaukee Bucks (34-6, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Anthony Tolliver started in Whiteside's place, finishing with 11 rebounds and seven points in 28 minutes.

The Bucks will visit the Portland Trail Blazers for their one and only time this season, and will look to wrap up a 3-1 trip that has at times been far from their usual dazzling best.

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