Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 47 points while missing only three shots as the Milwaukee Bucks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers’ four-game winning series with a 127-109 success Friday night.
Jrue Holiday added 22 points and 10 assists for the Bucks, who headed by 24 points throughout the next quarter.
However, Antetokounmpo had the hot hand Friday, which makes 18 of his own shots within the 3-point arc. He ties Wilt Chamberlain for its many 2-point field goals made with no miss, based on ESPN’s Stats and data.
An ancient 11-0 run helped the Bucks leap into a 19-7 lead. Milwaukee led by 14 points throughout the opening half, but the Blazers closed the gap to 60-53 before going to the break.
Lillard’s 3-pointer got Portland in 60-58 early in the fourth quarter, but the Bucks would not allow the Blazers get any nearer. Holiday’s basket prolonged Milwaukee’s lead to 86-70, along with the Bucks restricted the quarter with an 11-1 run.
The Bucks dominated in the paint throughout the night, and no one more than the two-time MVP. Antetokounmpo outscored the Trail Blazers 47-46 out of two-point selection along with the free-throw lineup, the first player to achieve this feat, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Blazers chair fought, going 0 16 from the field during the first 3 quarters. Anfernee Simons struck on a 3-pointer early in the fourth to end the drought.
Milwaukee was coming off a 112-97 success in the Lakers on Wednesday, that snapped a three-game losing series.