The Cuban American pivot Brook Lopez and the eaves Khris middleton contributed 24 and 23 points, including 21 in the second half, respectively, and the Milwaukee bucks they were imposed by 141-133 to the evicted and decimated Houston Rockets in what was his fifth consecutive victory.
The Bucks (43-24) tied at Brooklyn nets in second place in the Eastern Conference rankings. The Bucks also have the tiebreaker advantage over Brooklyn because they have won two of their three regular-season meetings. While the Philadelphia Sixers (46-21), who also beat the New Orleans Pelicans 109-107, are the leaders.
The base Jrue Holiday got 20 points, the escort Donte DiVincenzo 18 and the power forward Bobby portis 16 points.
The Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo He had a double-double of 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists despite having a stomach ailment and also helped the Bucks win.
The rookie forward KJ Martin he had 26 points and seven assists, both career highs, as well as seven rebounds as the Rockets’ leader.
The Canadian power forward Kelly Olynyk He added a double-double of 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, which kept him as the most complete player currently owned by the Rockets (16-51), who lost the fourth consecutive game and have the worst record in the league.
The Rockets continued to have problems with available players in the squad and had to use the point guard. Khyri thomas, who became the 28th who has been with the Houston team since the season began. Thomas and contributed 16 points after scoring 6 of 7 after signing a 10-day contract this Friday morning before traveling to Chicago and then to Milwaukee.
The Orlando Magic has also used 28 players this season. Other teams in NBA history that used 28 were the 2015-16 and 2018-19 Memphis Grizzlies.