Antetokounmpo returning from injury 1Q 20 points… NBA Milwaukee’s season-high 150 point explosion
The Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) beat the Detroit Pistons by scoring 150 points, the most in the season, thanks to the performance of the returning “ace” Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee defeated Detroit 150-130 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league away game held at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
Milwaukee, who lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers two days ago and failed to win three games in a row, avoided losing streak and reached 30 wins in the season and finished third in the Eastern Conference (30 wins, 17 losses).
It is 4.5 games behind the leading Boston Celtics (35-13) and 0.5 game behind the second place Philadelphia 76ers (30-16), whose winning streak was stopped at 9 games after being caught by the Orlando Magic that day.
Antetokounmpo, who was out for the last five games with a left knee injury, returned to lead the team to victory with 29 points and 12 rebounds, Brook Lopez with 21 points and Bobby Portis with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Chris Middleton, who had been absent due to a knee injury since mid-December of last year, also returned on this day and contributed to the victory by recording 8 points and 4 assists.
Thanks to Antetokounmpo’s 20-point explosion in the first quarter alone, Milwaukee took the lead 49-24, and since then accumulated scores in the 30-point range in each quarter, leaving the team’s most scoring game this season. 안전놀이터
The 150 points is the second most scored by a team in a game in the NBA this season, following the 153 points recorded by the Sacramento Kings against the Brooklyn Nets on November 16 last year.
On the other hand, Detroit, which failed to win even after Bojan Bogdanovic scored 33 points, the highest among both teams, including six 3-pointers, fell into a 4-game losing streak and was at the bottom of the Eastern Conference (12-37).
The Houston Rockets, the lowest team in the Western Conference, defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-114 to end their 13-game losing streak.
Houston won its 11th win (36 losses) in about a month since the game against the Chicago Bulls on December 27 last year (133-118).
Jaylen Green became the number one contributor by driving 42 points, a ‘career high’.
Anthony Edwards scored 31 points and D’Angelo Russell scored 30 points, but Minnesota, which failed to win three games in a row, took 9th place in the Western Conference (24-25).