Milwaukee (USA), May 11 (EFE) .- Greek All-Star power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed a double-double of 27 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and three ball recoveries that helped the Milwaukee Bucks to win 114-102 against the Orlando Magic.
The victory allowed the Bucks (44-25) to continue in the fight for second place in the Eastern Conference, where they are one game away from the Brooklyn Nets (45-24) who also won, but away (107-115) against the Chicago Bulls.
Milwaukee, which has the tiebreaker over the Nets, plays two of its last three road games, while Brooklyn finishes with three at home. Brooklyn is two games behind the leading Philadelphia Sixers, which lost at Indiana.
Guard Donte DiVincenzo added 19 points, Cuban American center Brook Lopez 17 and point guard Jrue Holiday 15 with the Bucks, following a 146-125 blowout loss to the Spurs in San Antonio last night.
Power forward Bobby Portis finished with a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds, which also helped the Bucks win.
Rookie point guard Cole Anthony had 18 points and German center Mo Wagner reached 17 points for Orlando’s team, eliminated from the playoffs.
(c) EFE Agency