Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek sensation, led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first of six straight NBA home victories with 44 points as they crushed the Houston Rockets with a score of 125-105. Moreover, the two-time NBA MVP amassed 3508 career free throws, making eight of his 13 attempts at the line. He became the Bucks’ all-time leading free throw shooter, surpassing Sidney Moncrief’s previous mark of 3,505.
“Just being up there, it’s a great feeling,” Antetokounmpo said.
“It’s a part of my game that I’ve always tried to get better, always tried to improve.”
Additionally, Antetokounmpo, who played less than 28 minutes in the contest, had 12 rebounds and hit 17 of his 21 field goal attempts, including two of his three-point attempts.
Dallas Bounced Back, and Boston Remained Unbeaten
Luka Doncic scored 32 points in the Dallas Mavericks 137-96 thumping victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, helping the team recover from their season-opening loss against the Phoenix Suns. Doncic scored 21 points in the first quarter, four more than the Grizzlies scored in the opening frame, giving the Mavericks the most significant win margin in their 105-game all-time series with the Grizzlies.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, the Boston Celtics thrashed the Orlando Magic with a score of 126-120 to maintain their impeccable record after three games. Thanks to Jayson Tatum and Derrick White’s combined 67 points. The former slammed 40 points, while the latter amassed 27 points. Moreover, the Celtics made 19 three-pointers in the incredible run. Meanwhile, with three minutes and 35 seconds left in the game, they went on a 5-0 run to go ahead 116-111 and maintained their lead the rest of the way.