Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 45 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 128-122 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, locking up the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the overall top seed in the upcoming playoffs.
Antetokounmpo reached 25 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in a game for the 42nd time this season. He also blocked five shots in Thursday nights win.
Khris Middleton added 22 points and George Hill had 20 for the Bucks. The Bucks needed a big game from Hill after point guard Eric Bledsoe was ejected from the game in the opening minutes after firing a ball at Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid.
Embiid returned to the 76ers lineup after missing the last three games and tallied a triple-double, 34 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. [Read more…]