SACRAMENTO, CA. (AP) – Roude Holliday scored 33 points from a season-high 11 assists with 7 rebounds, while the Milwaukee Bucks overcame the absence of Jan Anis Antetokounpo 129 on Saturday night. Defeating the Sacramento Kings by 128 points.
Brooke Lopez scored 26 points and Donte Di Vincenzo added 12 points and seven assists for Milwaukee և the top scorer of the season և 14. The Bucks have won three games in a row after losing to the Celtics, Knicks and Clippers in a row.
“(Vacation) did a lot for us,” said Bax coach Mike Budenholzer. “It simply came to our notice then. I think he ran out of the whole tank tonight. We were kind of shocked at the stretch, but he pledged us էր was ruthless. “He was not going to let us lose.”
DeAaron Fox has 27 points for Sacramento and Terence Davis has been on the bench for 27 seasons. Buddy Hild had 19 points and Tyrese Haliburton had 12 points and 11 assists.
Antetokounmpo came out with a left knee pain when the two-time MVP scored 47 points overnight in a 127-109 victory over Portland.
Given their leading scorer, the Bucks led the way the most, but at the last 2:23, they needed six points from Holiday և to keep Chris Middleton above their head to continue.
“I know that when ian anise plays, it is always painted, it always puts pressure on the defense,” Hollides said. “When he was not playing tonight (I was) he was just doing the same thing, trying to play for other people. I used more opportunities to attack the basket. “
Middleton struggled most of the night, with two defenders boxing near the starting line on the Kings bench, with 13.4 seconds left and the Bucks four with four. Just before leaving the border, Middleton called a timeout. The referees gave it to him because several Sacramento coaches were complaining.
“It’s special for our team,” said Divincenzo. “Ian Anis is not playing, someone is walking.”
Kings coach Luke Walton called it part of a disappointing night for his team.
“We really have to understand that, we have to get it by now, to win competitive, high-intensity games in 48 minutes,” Walton said. “In these last three games, we find that only for some parts of it. Some teams can do that. We are not one of them. “
Pat Connaughton, who started instead of Antetokounmpo, made three free throws in the last nine seconds to help Milwaukee hang on.
The Bucks have won 10 games against the Kings.
WHERE IS THE DEFENSE?
The Kings have had one of the best breaches of the league all season, playing seventh in the NBA. This is the other side of the ball where Walton’s team has its biggest problems.
“We can not stop people,” said Walton. “As we play offense, so we want to play defense. At the moment it is something else than that. For the most part, it seems like you get what you want from us. ”
Bax. Middleton missed 11 of his first 12 shots. V DiVincenzo has four double-doubles this season.
Kings. Marvin Bagley III (broken finger) is left out. Q Reserve guard DaQuan Jeffries rejected. This season, games have averaged 3.5 points in 18 games.
Bax. Visit the Warriors on Tuesday. Milwaukee has two wins over Golden State, including a 138-99 victory this season.
Kings. Meet the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Monday. The teams will play in Sacramento later this month.
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