Giannis has 42 as Bucks beat Wizards



Santa Fe New Mexican


WASHINGTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points on 20-of-23 shooting, and the Milwaukee Bucks won their fifth consecutive game, 142129 over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Washington dropped its sixth straight, but not without putting up a decent fight against the star-studded Bucks. NUGGETS 107, PISTONS 103 In Detroit, Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and carried Denver in the fourth quarter after two-time MVP Nikola Jokic was ejected in the first half, and the Nuggets handed the Pistons their 12th straight loss. Jackson had eight points and three assists in the final period as he and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (20 points) shined against their former team. Michael Porter Jr. finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the defending NBA champion Nuggets (10-4). HORNETS 121, CELTICS 118 (OT) In Charlotte, N.C., Miles Bridges hit a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in overtime and the Hornets beat Boston to snap a six-game home losing streak. LaMelo Ball finished with 36, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Gordon Hayward added 20 points for the Hornets, who rallied from an 18-point deficit. CLIPPERS 124, SPURS 99 In San Antonio, Texas, Paul George scored 28 points, Kawhi Leonard added 21 and Los Angeles rolled past Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs, extending San Antonio’s losing streak to nine games. James Harden added 13 points and 10 assists as Los Angeles won its sixth straight over San Antonio. HEAT 118, BULLS 100 In Chicago, Bam Adebayo had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Miami topped the Bulls. Jimmy Butler scored 16 points against his former team, while Adebayo earned his eighth double-double of the season. TIMBERWOLVES 117, KNICKS 100 In Minneapolis, Anthony Edwards had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points, and the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves beat New York Knicks. Minnesota (10-3) is 6-0 at home — tying a franchise record to start a season — and has won nine of its past 10 games. PELICANS 129, KINGS 93 In New Orleans, Brandon Ingram hit all five of his 3-pointers and led all scorers with 31 points, and Zion Williamson dominated the paint by scoring 26 points on 12-for-16 shooting to power the Pelicans over Sacramento. The Pelicans trailed 47-43 midway through the second quarter and used a 44-10 scoring outburst spanning the second and third quarters to build an 87-57 lead.